Trustee & Senior Workers Conference - 35 attended

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A conference for trustees and senior workers to come together to network, learn and share perspectives on good governance.

Join us at our free annual Trustee and Senior workers conference, open to all trustees and senior workers in the tri borough area. It’s your chance to network with business professionals and fellow trustees as well as get up to date on a range of topics. A lovely breakfast will be provided.

Special guest speakers so far 

Alex Swallow, Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition
Alex is the chief executive of the Small Charities Coalition, an organisation which has over 6500 members. He is also a governance specialist and founder of Young Charity Trustees, which works to encourage more young people to become Trustees. 

Tesse Akpeki, Governance Expert
Tesse Akpeki is the director of Tesse  Akpeki Associates Limited, an organisation that speacilises in dealing with governance, leadership and management issues.

Social Council and Volunteer Centre Kensington & Chelsea Trustees
The trustees will be sharing their experince of the overseeing the two organisations while going through the current merger process. 


Employment Law Update led by Linda Quinn,employment lawyer from Colman Coyle Solicitors 

This workshop is suitable for trustees and staff who want to keep up to date with recent employment changes.

This workshop will look at:

  • what to look out for and cover when entering into contracts
  • recent changes such as pension contribution changes which will affect all employers as well as changes to the tribunal process
  • the redundancy process and volunteers rights
  • how tribunals can be prevented
  • general policies and grievance procedures 
  • who is making the decisions for the organisation and do they have the authority to do so? 

Managing Your Board led by Tesse Akpeki, governance expert

This workshop is suitable for trustees and the staff members and will look at how to operate effectively and harmoniously 

This interactive workshop will cover such issues as;

  • the steps you can take to strengthen your board, to manage its performance and to confront the problems of ‘challenging behaviours’ and poor performance  
  • what do you do when there is no recognition that there is a problem?
  • how do you adjust to a fast pace of change with fewer resources and even more expectations?   
  • what do you do when the nature of the challenge is not in doubt, but the nature of the solution is? 

Managing Risk led by staff from the Social Council 

This workshop is suitable for trustees and staff members and will look at managing risk in your organisation, particularly when going though a process of change

It is part of the role of charity trustees and senior workers to regularly review risks to their organisations and put in place steps to manage them. Risks to consider can be wide ranging, from a database crashing to a cut in funding to fraud.  This workshop will discuss and share experiences of managing such risks. It will also offer some guidance on undertaking a simple risk assessment at board level to help you ensure your organisation is proactive rather than reactive when it comes to managing risks.

Who should attend? The conference is open to any trustees or potential trustees as well as senior workers of voluntary and community organisations operating in the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster.

Trustee Recruitment Lunch

The lunch will be a chance to network with the potential trustees in a relaxed and informal atmosphere and see if they might be a match for your organisation. Please note spaces are limited. To book a place email or call 0207 243 9807.


This conference is brought to you by the Get on Board Kensington and Chelsea, a partnership project of the Kensington and Chelsea Social Council and Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea.

12th, October 2013 10:30 AM through  1:00 PM
Great Hall, Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
W8 7NX
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General Phone: 020 7243 9804