A Community First Yorkshire event

Trustee Essentials Session 1 – Being the Best Trustee: Induction and Refresher

Five people in a board meeting looking a their laptops and discussing with each other.

What makes a really great trustee?

It’s not just about bringing your passion to support a good cause – you also need to understand the basics of governance, legal and financial requirements and different roles in your organisation.

We can help you gain the knowledge you need to fulfil your role with confidence and to have impact.

Event aims

This live, interactive training will give you a clear understanding of the role of a trustee in practice, and help you develop skills and enhance board performance.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course you will have an understanding of:

  • Roles of ‘trustee, director and management committee’
  • Voluntary and community sector legal structures
  • Governance and the key principles of good governance
  • Trustee legal duties and responsibilities
  • How to make the split between management and governance work.

Take advantage of our suite of trustee training sessions

You can either dip your toe into this one training session, or dive right in to all of our sessions.

We’ve developed a suite of trustee training that covers everything you need to know about becoming a great trustee, as set out in the Charity Good Governance Code – from finance and risk, to safeguarding, diversity and recruitment.

Other training sessions available to you include:

Who should attend?

  • Trustees keen to take the next step in performance
  • Trustees wanting to take on more board responsibility
  • Experienced trustees wanting a refresher

Please note this training is aimed at organisations and groups based in North Yorkshire or delivering services within North Yorkshire.

About the trainer

Shahida Iqbal, Director, Manar Associates Ltd

Shahida has extensive experience of supporting charities to work through governance issues.

Cost and concessions

£35 (including VAT)

Concessionary places

Thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council, we have free ‘first come, first served’ places if you meet either of the criteria below. You can self-select a free place during booking.


  • You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £5k


  • You are from a North Yorkshire VCSE organisation with an income of up to £25k which is experiencing financial hardship and would struggle to pay .

These spaces are limited so if a free place is not shown when you go to book, you can ask to be added to the waiting list for a free place on a future training session.

No shows and concessions

Please note that if you don’t attend training that you have booked on without giving seven days notice, you will be required to make the full payment. This also applies to free places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.



Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.

Contact details

If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or telephone 01904 704177.

Booking details

Book your place here.

Booking deadline date: Tuesday 10 January 2023, 18:00