We have developed our training programme to equip charity trustees and members of senior management teams with the knowledge you need to carry out your roles effectively. Our Charity Essentials programme covers key Charity Commission guidance and the underlying charity law duties. The aim is to guide you to implement best practice and to prevent problems, as well as helping you deal with them should they arise, and also to recognise when further advice is needed.

The sessions are built around the Charity Commission’s core guidance, including “The Essential Trustee”, “Conflicts of Interest: a Guide for Charity Trustees”, and the Charity Governance Code endorsed by the Commission. This training will improve your understanding of the way in which the Charity Commission operates by exploring its regulatory functions, strategy and approach in a variety of areas including in relation to financial management and serious incident reporting. The session will look at case studies to examine best practice governance in practical settings. Topics include:

•    Key duties and liabilities of charity trustees
•    Financial governance and resilience 
•    Charity Governance Code
•    Common governance issues
•    Trustee liability and conflicts of interest/loyalty
•    The Charity Commission’s approach to regulation 
•    The split between executive and board functions
•    General principles of board discussions and decision-making
•    Communications management
•    Policies that charities should have in place

All sessions provide the opportunity for you to put your questions to expert advisors.

To book your place please click here.

Date & Location

Wednesday 17th July 2024


2:00 pm - start

3:00 pm - finish


Members of the Charity Team


Free to attend

For further information

For any queries, please contact Events.

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellation received with less than 2 working days’ notice will not be entitled to a refund. Your booking can be transferred into a name of a substitute delegate at any time - please contact Events or call 0800 111 4336 with the details.