A Community First Yorkshire event

Trustee Essentials Session 2 – Understanding Risk is My Business

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Reputation damage, loss of funding, changes in government policy – there are any variety of risks that could affect your organisation.

Do you understand your risks, what they are, and your role as a trustee in managing them?

All trustees have a duty to regularly review and assess the risks faced by their charity and plan for what to action to take when problems occur.

Event aims

This training will help you manage your risk management process to support resilience across your organisation.

This live, interactive training focuses on the role in practice. Along with our trustee training sessions, our training will support you in your role as trustee and ensure you are meeting the Charity Good Governance Code.

What will you learn?

  • The use of a risk register in helping trustees identify the risks that apply to their charity
  • How to classify the risks that are strategic or major risks, and those that are less serious
  • The benefits of managing risks with an effective risk register
  • Ten of the typical weaknesses of risk registers.
Take advantage of our trustee training bundle

You can either dip your toe into this one training session, or dive right in to our trustee training bundle.

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.

Why not buy the bundle and share the six sessions between your board or management committee members – saving you money and sharing the knowledge.

Other training sessions available to you include:

Who should attend?

This training is aimed at all individuals who are involved in the organisation in any capacity including trustees and employees.

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.


Booking deadline date: Monday 19 Sept 2022, 12:00pm.

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


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 £18pp (incl VAT) for this session only / £90 (incl VAT) for this session and 5 Trustee Essentials sessions.

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.