Emerging Chairs – New Dates Announced for 2019!

19th December, 2018

2018 saw the return of our Emerging Chairs Programme supporting Trustees in the next step to become a Chair. With another successful year for the programme we are thrilled to announce new dates for 2019!

This acclaimed Emerging Chairs Programme is running for the third year, an enriching career development opportunity, offered over three sessions, to cover the key considerations and skills needed to chair a Board of Trustees. 

Emerging Chairs is a tailor-made course that helps existing Trustees take the next step in their personal and professional development, developing the skills and knowledge needed to become Chair of a Board of Trustees.The programme is suitable for those who aspire to become Chairs of a charity or for existing Chairs who wish to progress and develop within their role.  All participants must have experience as charity Trustees. These practical sessions will also provide time for Q&A and networking to offer guidance and support. 


“It really equipped me with all the necessary ammunition, I could be your mascot I can’t stop bragging about it! I say you’ve got to go to the Cause4 one, they’ve got experience, they have so much knowledge, it was really amazing. I came away thinking I’ve been well taught by Cause4”

Lenna Lou, Independent Consultant, Cohort 11 and Emerging Chairs


Too often Trustees find themselves chairing a Board with the ultimate responsibility for the charity’s success and sustainability but with little support or training. Just as with any organisation, the buck stops with its leadership and Chairs of charities need to feel empowered to know what is expected of them.


“very comprehensive. I don't know how people would take such a role without it!”

Susan Gerke, Ourmala –Emerging Chairs Programme 2018


Following a fantastic year and successful programme to date, Cause4 is proud to announce that the tickets for Emerging Chairs Programme Autumn 2019 are now available!

Places for the Emerging Chairs Programme Autumn 2019 are allocated on a first come first served basis, so sign up today to develop your leadership skills and strengthen UK charities.



Wednesday 18th September: 16:00 - 18:00
 - Module 1: Leading a Board of Trustees
 - Module 2: Supporting the Senior Management Team

Wednesday 25th September: 16:00 - 18:00
 - Module 3: Developing a Long-Term Business Plan and Strategy
 - Module 4: Fundraising and Marketing

Wednesday 2nd October: 16:00 - 18:00
 - Module 5: Challenges for Charity Chairs


Sessions start at 4.00pm and end at around 6.00pm. Nearest tubes: Liverpool Street and Moorgate

The programme will take place at Close Brothers, 10 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4FT


Tickets cost £130 + VAT plus processing and banking fees and can be booked online via Eventbrite.

If you have yet to completed the Trustee Leadership Programme, there are still places available on the Trustee Leadership Programme Spring 2019 with plenty of time before the Emerging Chairs Autumn 2019! 


If you have any other questions, please email trusteeleadership@cause4.co.uk.


We look forward to seeing you in Autumn 2019. 

"The course was informative, enjoyable, covering plenty of ground in just one day without feeling rushed at all. It came at a crucial time in our planning and thinking as a development team and was a very welcome pause for thought. Michelle was a brilliant facilitator and it was a real benefit to hear about her experiences across the sector."

Jane Reynolds, Development Manager, Manchester International Festival