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Book Now: Boards & Governance Workshop

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In light of the reductions in public funding across the arts sector, and an ever more unstable climate, the roles of board members and senior staff have never been more challenging. 

This course will examine the pressures faced by chairs and directors/trustees, and explore the board’s role and responsibilities at these times. The learning from the session can be applied to a range of situations and sizes of organisations from small project-to-project companies to large venues.

This collaborative session with both practical exercises and group work, will explore the complexities of overseeing an arts organisation. Drawing on real-world examples to look at helping develop sustainable business models for your organisation, with an understanding of the likely challenges faced by both trustees and staff. 

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of Board members
  • Have strategies for getting the best from your Board
  • Have explored recruitment, induction, and engagement of board members
  • Understand relevant company and charity laws and processes relating to boards
  • Gain confidence in governing and being an effective trustee
  • Understand the professional development opportunities of being on a board
  • Understand the Chair/CEO relationship 


I have a much greater understanding of the board’s responsibilities and my role in being a trustee. It was great that it was bespoke and responsive to the group.

Past participant

Suitable For: 

  • Current Board Members of cultural organisations
  • Board member looking to stand for vice or chair positions
  • Senior Staff who work closely with governance
  • Prospective board members looking to stand soon
  • Staff looking to broaden their leadership skill by joining a board
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Charlotte Jones

Charlotte Jones is the Chief Executive of ITC. She trained as a lawyer and has many years of experience negotiating contracts and representing ITC and its members to funders, supporters, politicians, the press and media, development agencies, and the wider creative and cultural sector.


ITC members rateNon-members rate
Early Bird£120 (£100+ £20 VAT)£240 (£200+£40 VAT)
Standard£150 (£125 + £25 VAT)£270 (£225 + £45 VAT)
Special Offer for Non-Members: Join ITC within 30 days after attending this training course and receive £100 + VAT off your first year of membership.

Time / Date

Thursday 10th October 2024, 10:30am – 5:00pm


This course will take place at The Albany, Douglas Way, London, SE8 4AG

Please contact us to discuss reasonable adjustments as far in advance as possible.

Bookings are registered on receipt of the course fee. As there are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Outstanding payments may be cancelled in order for others to book and attend. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.

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