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Tue, 31 Oct


Online Conference

Good Governance Matters - Online Conference

Join us at this new conference where we will be looking at the key areas you should be thinking about in governance. There will be a mix of panel discussions, breakout sessions and plenty of opportunities to network with fellow attendees.

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Good Governance Matters - Online Conference
Good Governance Matters - Online Conference

Time & Location

31 Oct 2023, 09:30 – 16:30

Online Conference

About the Event

Welcome to Good Governance Matters

Governance matters. For your charity to achieve its aims and thrive, success starts at the top. What a board of trustees does and how they do it can be the difference between a thriving, sustainable charity for change or one that simply struggles on.

The conference will look at the key areas you should be thinking about and is a mix of panel discussions, breakout sessions and plenty of opportunities to network with fellow attendees.

You will hear from a range of speakers on key areas affecting governance such as trust and confidence; board diversity; trustees’ role in fundraising; understanding finance at a board level and decision-making during a crisis.

What is included in the price?

Attendance to the conference, keynote sessions, panel discussions, panel debates, session talks and networking session.

You will also have access to the post-conference hub, which will consist of:
  • Digital copy of the best-selling book by Debra Allcock Tyler, It’s a Battle on the Board
  • Access to all presentations and handouts
  • Certificate of attendance for CPD hours
Who should attend?

This conference is critical for anyone involved in, or affected by, charity governance, such as:

  • Trustees of any size of charity
  • CEOs, company secretaries, senior management and staff who deal with the board or governance matters
  • Finance Directors
  • Governance professionals and advisors
  • Donors and philanthropists

Agenda (exciting speaker announcements coming soon!)

09.30 – 09.35:  Welcome – Join us for introductions, housekeeping rules and some audience polls to get started.

09.35 – 10.15:  Keynote – Trust and Confidence in Charities – What the Charity Commission’s latest research tells us, and what can trustees do?

10.15 – 10.30:  Coffee Break

10.30 – 11.15:  Panel debate – The Role of Trustees in Fundraising – A discussion on how much trustees should get involved in fundraising. Speakers: Teresa Tideman, Senior Advisor Quarto Advisors and Chair of Trustees, In Kind Direct; Dr Charlie Sharp, Chair of Trustees, Gloucestershire Community Foundation; Isobel Michael, Trustee and Safeguarding and Whistleblowing Trustee, Ciof

11.15 – 12.00:  The Governance Code – What is it and How Should Boards Use it? – Speakers: Radojka Miljevic, Partner, Campbell Tickell and Ben Wittenberg, Director of Development, DSC

12.00 – 12.15:  Coffee Break

12.15 – 13.00:  Panel discussion & Q&A – Boards and Diversity – How can boards ensure they are reflective of the wider community and those that they serve – the challenges and barriers and how to overcome them? Speakers: Penny Wilson, CEO, Getting on Board and Malcolm John, CEO, Action for Trustee Racial Diversity UK

13.00 – 14.00:  Lunch and networking

14.00 – 14.45:  Governance when Times are Challenging – We will hear from a major charity about dealing with difficult times. Speaker: Hans Dibobe, Chair of Trustees, Detention Action

14.45 – 15.00:  Coffee Break

15.00 – 15.45:  Trustees’ Responsibility in Understanding Finance – A session on what key financial information trustees need to be looking for and what questions they need to be asking of their Exec teams to make sure the charity is financially viable and thinking ahead. Speaker: Caron Bradshaw, CEO, Charity Finance Group

15.45– 16.00:  Coffee Break

16.00 – 16.30:  Closing Remarks – A Call to Action: Building a Brighter Future Together. We conclude with an inspiring call to action, urging attendees to embrace their roles as agents of change and collaborate in redefining charity governance for greater collective impact.  Speaker:  Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO, DSC.

16.30: Conference ends

*Download and share this session PDF with colleagues (note full session and speaker details coming soon)


Check out full speaker biographies here.

Early Bird booking tickets up to and including Monday 25 September

Band A (Voluntary and Community Organisations with an annual turnover up to £500K): £89

Band B (Voluntary and Community Organisations with an annual turnover over £500K): £99

Band C (Statutory and commercial): £119

Ticket prices after Monday 25 September

Band A: £109

Band B: £119

Band C: £139

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