A Community First Yorkshire event

Everything you need to know about being a Trustee but were afraid to ask

Five people in a board meeting having a discussion.
Quote in blue background saying: "I am so impressed with this course that I have had agreement that all our new trustees will attend it." Philip Richardson, MBE

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 the different roles in your organisation.

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

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

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

  1. The roles of ‘trustee, director and management committee’
  2. Voluntary and community sector legal structures
  3. Governance and the key principles of good governance
  4. Trustee legal duties and responsibilities
  5. How to make the split between management and governance work.

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 fee (income under £25k and experiencing financial hardship) - £0.00 (includes VAT of £ 0.00)



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

Contact details

Booking queries contact
Email: info@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Tel: 01904 704177

Programme queries
Email: communitysupport@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk
Tel: 01904 704177

Booking details

Book your place here.

Booking deadline date: 3 February 2025 (midday).