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Introduction to being a Board Member Course (2)

Date 16 November 2021
Time 4pm
Venue Online
Organiser Arts & Business Scotland


£80 + VAT for Arts & Business Scotland members


£100 + VAT for non-members

About the Event

We have transferred our essential Introduction to being a Board Member course online. The course will now take the form of a series of 2 sessions taking place once a week over 2 weeks.

Tuesday 16 November, 16:00 - 19:00

Tuesday 23 November, 16:00 - 19:00

Do you have new trustees who have joined you in recent months, or perhaps you have taken on a trustee role for the first time yourself? Covering everything you need to get you launched on your board career – and still useful if you would like a refresher – over the 3 sessions the course will cover:

  • Introduction to governance in the cultural sector
  • Duties of charitable trustees/board members
  • The different roles and responsibilities of board members and staff
  • The role you can play to support the organisation
  • Meeting management and decision making
  • Advocacy and fundraising
  • Your role in strategic planning
  • Understanding the finances



Each session will be delivered with a blend of slide presentation, practical exercises done in smaller groups, and whole group feedback and discussion.

A reading list (all material available online) will be provided in advance of each session to provide participants with background information to support the relevant topic. Copies of any exercises will also be sent in advance so that students can read them in advance and print them where possible.

There will be 12 places on this course.


About the Trainer

Catriona Reynolds is Head of Governance and Engagement at Arts & Business Scotland and has been organising and delivering governance training and support for the cultural sector for over 13 years. She is an experienced board member in the charitable sector herself; formerly a Director of The Merchants House of Glasgow, the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society and Chair of Kelvin Choir (a local community choir she helped to set up in 2009), she is currently Chair of The Royal Society for the Support of Women of Scotland, and a Director of Bloody Scotland (Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival).

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