Emerging Chairs - A new programme to support those taking on charity leadership roles!

21st September, 2017

The acclaimed Trustee Leadership Programme is now launching an enriching career development opportunity offered over three sessions to cover the key considerations and skills needed when chairing a Board of Trustees.

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 and to increase their support network.

The course is intended to cement your knowledge of the nuances and practicalities of chairing a Board of Trustees in an open and participatory environment. The practical sessions will give you extensive time for Q&A and networking, and to hear from people who have led a range of charities. The course is suitable for those with aspirations to become Chairs of a charity or for those existing Chairs wanting to progress and develop in their role.

This brand new course takes place at our hosts and sponsors, Close Brothers Asset Management, 10 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4FT, and starts in November 2017:

Wednesday 8th November: 15:00 - 18:00
- Module 1: Leading a Board of Trustees
- Module 2: Supporting the Senior Management Team

Thursday 23rd November: 15:00 - 18:00
- Module 3: Developing a Long-Term Business Plan and Strategy
- Module 4: Fundraising and Marketing

Thursday 30th November: 18:00 - 20:00
- Module 5: Challenges for Charity Chairs

Please note that you must have experience within the charity sector as a Trustee to take part.

If you are and alumnus of the Trustee Leadership Programme please email trusteeleadership@cause4.co.uk before signing up as we are offering sponsored places to course graduates, otherwise click here for more information and to book your place.


“Cause4 is an excellent organisation, well connected and clear in its ability to shape and advise. They offer challenge, and will steer stakeholders with diplomacy while holding a clear line on what will move the organisation towards its goals.”

Simon Larter-Evans, Headmaster, St Paul’s Cathedral School