Essential Trustee and Governance

Our introduction session is essential for all charity trustees. The importance of the sessions offered at the Symposium varies depending upon the activities of your charity, but we recommend attending this session as it will highlight what you need to know as a charity trustee so you can recognise when further input is needed.

Built around the Charity Commission’s core guidance, CC3 “The Essential Trustee”, you will gain an understanding of the regulatory environment of the charity sector and use case studies to examine what good governance looks like in practice;

  • the role of the Charity Commission as regulator
  • key duties and liabilities of charity trustees
  • your role as a charity trustee

All sessions are interactive and a forum for you to ask as many questions as you can from expert advisors.


Dates and Locations


Tuesday 24 April 2018
Tuesday 18 September 2018
Tuesday 20 November 2018







4.15/4.45pm*: Registration and refreshments
4.30/5.00pm: Seminar starts
6.30/7.00pm: Seminar ends followed by drinks and canapés

*Each location has its own time. Registration in London and Leeds starts at 4.15pm and in Bath at 4.45pm



Ann Phillips | Tim Rutherford | Hannah Kubie | Tom Murdoch | Alexandra Steffensen | Reema Mathur | Nicole Reed | Sophie PugheLivia Cullens



£25 inc. VAT

Useful Links

Charity Commission guidance, The Essential Trustee
Charity Commission website
New Philanthropy Capital, What makes a good charity


"This was an excellent and most useful workshop that very simply helps you to understand the key responsibilities of a trustee.”

"Very helpful and reassuring training. Interactive and engaging speakers”

“Very useful. Well led with useful examples and scenarios and excellent handouts.”

"This session should be compulsory for anyone considering a trustee role!"

"I can put some new learning into immediate use"

"Excellent well put together subject matter, spot on"

- Attendee feedback 2017

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