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 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?

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.

Cost and concessions

£18 (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 seven 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 on this session here.

Booking deadline date: Tuesday 24 January 2023, 12:30pm