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Training: Essential trustee


Start date / time
Thursday 10 June 2021, 10:00am
End date / time
Thursday 10 June 2021, 12:30pm
£45 + VAT for members of Co-operatives UK £65 + VAT for non-members
More information
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Organised by
Co-operatives UK
Event type
Event type
training trustee june 2021

Join Linda Barlow from Co‑operatives UK for this online training on Thursday 10 June from 10am‑12.30pm. 

About the training

Who can be a trustee of a charitable community benefit society? What are their legal responsibilities?

This training covers these issues and all other essentials required to be an effective member of a Trustee Board. Join us for both a theory-led and practical session delivered by experienced professional trainers.

This training provides all the essentials a successful charity trustee needs. The session will focus on the legal and governance knowledge required, as well as the 'softer' skills needed to support and build relationships.


  • This training course will take place online for 2.5 hours
  • A presentation will be delivered, followed by a Q&A session.
  • A break will be incorporated within the training course

How much does it cost?

  • £45 + VAT for members of Co-operatives UK.
  • £65 + VAT for non-members. Co-operatives UK members receive 30% off all paid events – plus LOTS more benefits. Learn about Co-operatives UK membership.

What attendees will learn

  • The legal duties, roles and responsibilities of a charity trustee and the practical application of these duties in relation to your role.
  • How to be an effective trustee and what attributes and skills a ‘perfect trustee’ would have in a charity.
  • What the role of the trustee board is and the trustee's place within it and key relationships.
  • Recognise and understand the importance of encouraging the members of a charitable society to play a part in its governance and where it chooses to, how to reflect its adherence to the co-operative values and principles.
  • What makes an effective trustee board and how you can contribute towards a high performing board.

Who should attend

If you have recently been appointed a trustee of a charitable community benefit society, or you are thinking about becoming one.

About the trainer

Linda Barlow is the Co-operative Governance Advisor in the Advice Team at Co operatives UK. The team advises co-operatives, and organisations in the wider Social Economy, including charities on their corporate governance arrangements. Linda works with a wide variety of co-operative, not for profit and charitable organisations. This enables her to have a broad understanding of the range of corporate governance matters affecting these organisations.

Linda is a member of the Charity Law Association, the secretary of a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and advises trustees of a range of small and medium sized charities of their responsibilities under charity law.

Recording the training

This training course will be recorded and shared with training participants afterwards. The recording will be available for one month after the training date. If you are unable to attend on the stated date, you can still book on to receive the recording link.

Joining info

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