Boards & Governance [online via Zoom]

Thursday 10 December 2020 9.30am - 12.00pm

This two and a half hour online course will help you consider how best to both run and be part of a strong and effective board.

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 law and processes relating to boards
• Have practical ideas about how to be a more effective board member
• Be able to run better board meetings / contribute more to board meetings
• Understand the professional development opportunities of being on a board
• Understand the Chair/CEO relationship


The online course offers a mix of the trainer’s presentation and group discussion. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share your own experiences.


Charlotte Jones is Chief Executive of ITC. She trained as a lawyer and has many years’ experience of 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.

How to Book

Book your place via this web page. Places are limited.
The day before we will send you the Zoom joining instructions. Please read Top Tips for using Zoom below for ensure the smooth running on the session.

As there is are limited places on this course places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.

Top Tips for using Zoom

  • Make sure you have a strong reliable internet connection. This is imperative to getting the most out of the session and connecting with people.
  • It is best to use Zoom on a PC or laptop, tablets can be used but some of the features are limited.
  • Your video/webcam and microphone will need to be on for this course.
  • If possible, try to use a headset instead of your computer’s built-in audio. Zoom works just fine with the built-ins, but the quality is even sharper with higher quality hardware.
  • Your camera should be at eye level. Adjust your camera if it is too low or high, if possible seeing you from the chest or waist up is good, instead of just seeing your face. Make sure you have a comfortable chair.
  • Lighting can make a difference - position yourself so that most of the light is coming from in front of you (behind your monitor), instead of behind you. If you have a window behind you, shut the blinds, otherwise your face will be difficult to see.
  • Find a quiet space for the duration, shut the door, ask people not to disturb you, silence all notifications from all devices, including phones and mute yourself as necessary.
  • Have some water to drink, a notebook and a pen available.