Hempsons Free Trustee Training Workshops – Autumn 2017

Harrogate, 20th September 2017, 09.45 - 13.00
Harrogate, 20th September 2017, 14.15 - 17.30
Manchester, 21st September 2017, 09.45 - 13.00
Manchester, 21st September 2017, 14.15 - 17.30
London, 26th September 2017, 09.45 - 13.00
London, 26th September 2017, 14.15 - 17.30
Newcastle, 5th October 2017, 09.45 - 13.00
Newcastle, 5th October 2017, 14.15 - 17.30

Register via the form below, ensuring you select your preferred location and time slot.

These free trustee training workshops will help charity trustees, and also Chief Executives, to understand the responsibilities of trustees and the demarcation of roles between them and the Chief Executive.

The programme, released nearer the date of the seminars, will cover:

  • Setting the scene with the Charity Commission’s current regulatory approach and recent guidance, we will explore the need for trustees to take responsibility for their organisation;
  • The legal duties and responsibilities of charity trustees, looking at Board effectiveness and its role, how this role relates to the work of the Chief Executive, conflicts of interest, decision-making, minute taking and delegation to Chief Executives and committees; and
  • Trustees’ responsibilities for both external and internal financial reporting, examining key areas such as the different types of funds and how they can be spent and the linking of reserves policy to strategy.

Our aim is to give practical tips to help improve your governance.

The sessions will be presented by Ian Hempseed, Head of Charities and Social Enterprise at Hempsons, and Simon Lee and Chris Hook Associates in Hempsons’ Charities and Social Enterprise team and Richard Weaver, Head of Charities and Not for Profit at haysmacintyre (specialist charity accountants). Richard holds the Diploma in Charity Accounting from the ICAEW, is a Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Law. Richard provides internal audit work for some of the UK’s larger charities, where the more detailed financial systems and control environments, risk assessments, governance arrangements and operational reviews are required.





*Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. However, as places are limited, a maximum of two trustees from any one charity will be entitled to attend per session.


Morning Sessions

09:45 am: Registration

10.00 am: Start

13:00 pm: Close

Afternoon Sessions

14:15 pm: Registration

14:30 pm: Start

17:30 pm: Close

When registering for this event, please specify whether you would like to attend the morning or the afternoon session. Register via the form below.

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