Essential Charity Governance

A virtual course for charity secretaries, governance professionals, trustees or stakeholders


The course will start at 9:30 and finish at 16:30. Time has been given for breaks throughout the day. Start and finish times are subject to change.

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Network and introductions

Charity governance: the background

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  • What is corporate governance?
  • Why does governance matter?
  • The history of corporate governance
  • Governance principles and approaches
  • Governance: Codes
  • Recent developments in charity governance
  • Proportionate governance
  • Behavioural governance

Governance structures and processes

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Governance structures

  • Boards
  • Governance structures
  • Principles of delegation
  • Committees

Governance processes

  • Appointment of board members
  • Board performance review
  • Induction; training; and skills
  • Control and risk management

Meetings and board behaviour

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  • Information and decision making
  • Making meetings effective

Board Behaviour

  • Board room behaviour
  • Resolving conflict

Integrity and accountability

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  • Conflicts of interest
  • Probity


  • The role of members
  • Reporting and communications with stakeholders
  • Transparency

Charity Governance Code


Next course: 19 January 2022
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