A Community First Yorkshire event

Being the Best Trustee

Woman in a board meeting talking and raising her hands

Event aims

A strong board is one of the hallmarks of an effective charity. But how do you get from good to great?

This workshop builds on trustee basics to help organisations move towards greater strategic impact.

The session focuses on the role in practice including:

  • preparing for board meetings
  • understanding governance
  • managing risk
  • how to make the most of the skills in your trustee team.
  • This event is designed to support your development beyond the basics of being on a board.

Practical tips will be offered that might be useful in your particular setting.

This live, interactive training will be delivered over Zoom.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for all charity trustees – whether you’re new to the role of trustee or have years of experience.

What will you learn?

During this training session you will develop your understanding of:

  • Your legal duty
  • How to manage risk
  • Making the most of board members’ talents
  • How to make board meetings fruitful rather than futile
  • How to make the split between management and governance work
  • Considered priorities for your own development and support
  • This will also be an opportunity to network with other trustees from across the region.

About the trainer

Shahida Iqbal, Director, Manar Associates Ltd Shahida has extensive experience of supporting charities to work through governance issues.

How to book

Please scroll down to book your place. Booking deadline date: Monday 17 January, 12.00.

If you have any questions about the training please contact the Community Support Team communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or telephone 01904 704 177.

If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or telephone 01904 704 177.


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


This event is free to organisations in North Yorkshire with an income of up to £5k thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council.

Places for other organisations are £24 each (£20 +VAT).

If you are a small organisation that would struggle to attend this training, a limited number of bursary places may be available. Please contact communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or 01904 704177 to discuss this further.

Please note that non-attendance on training you have booked on will require the full payment, this also applies to bursary and funded places. This is to allow as many participants as possible access to our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.