Join us for our annual Charity Essentials Symposium where we give charity Trustees and members of Senior Management the opportunity to attend a one day Symposium covering a comprehensive range of topics relevant to your role. You will hear from our experts in each field and have the chance to ask them your questions on the matters most relevant to you. You will be able to book onto three workshops, each lasting an hour and 30 minutes and covering a wide variety of topics. The Symposium also offers you the opportunity to meet and talk to fellow Trustees and Senior Managers. Tickets to our Symposium include lunch, and also drinks and canapés following the event.
- Date and Location
Thursday 6 June 2019
Stone King LLP, Boundary House, 91 Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HR
- Workshop Descriptions
Land and Buildings: key things trustees need to know
Whether you have one property or several, there are specific rules that apply to property held by charities. This session will explore the essential rules you need to be aware of.
Employees, Workers, Volunteers and Safeguarding
Very few charities can afford the luxury of a dedicated HR department, but managing employees is a key aspect of a charity trustee’s role. This session will explore your responsibilities.
Safeguarding – a governance perspective
The session will consider trustees duties, Charity Commission expectations, setting safeguarding as a key governance priority within your charity, safeguarding governance issues. The session will include a presentation and an opportunity to share experiences and key issues relating to safeguarding and governance.
Funding: Traditional and Innovative ways to raise money
Charities survive only if they can raise the necessary funds and this session looks at how charity law applies to the many ways charities can do this.
Accounts: What you need to know
Trustees are responsible for the financial health of their charity. This session will be co-presented by Stone King charity lawyers and guest specialist accountants.
IP, Data Protection and Commercial Contracts
Charities engage in a range of commercial activities which involve IP, data protection and contract law issues. This session will provide an overview of how contracts work and trustee’s duties when their charities enter into them. We shall also look at some common issues relating to intellectual property and personal data and their importance to charities.
Please choose one topic from each of the workshops
9:00am: Registration and welcoming chair address
9.30am - 11.00am
Land and Buildings: key things trustees need to know (WA1)
Employees, Workers and Volunteers (WA2)
Funding: Traditional and innovative ways to raise money (WA3)
Accounts: What you need to know (WA4)
11.00am: Mid-morning break
11.30am - 1.00pm
Employees, Workers and Volunteers (WB1)
Safeguarding – a governance perspective (WB2)
IP, Data Protection and Commercial Contracts (WB3)
Accounts: What you need to know (WB4)
2.15pm - 3.45pm
Land and Buildings: key things trustees need to know (WC1)
Funding: Traditional and innovative ways to raise money (WC2)
IP, Data Protection and Commercial Contracts (WC3)
Safeguarding – a governance perspective (WC4)
3.45pm: Drinks, canapés and networking
Safeguarding - a governance perspective:
Standard tickets will be charged at £75 (VAT inclusive). Please note that places are limited to 2 people per organisation.
We have developed our introduction sessions to equip all charity senior management and trustees – new and experienced alike – with the knowledge they need to carry out their roles efficiently. Covering key Charity Commission guidance and the underlying charity law duties, the aim is to help you implement best practice, prevent and deal with problems when they arise and recognise when further input is needed.
The sessions are built around the Charity Commission’s core guidance, including “The Essential Trustee”, “It’s Your Decision” “Recognising and Managing Conflicts of Interest”, and the new Governance Codes of Practice endorsed by the Commission. You will improve your understanding of the context in which the Charity Commission and other regulators, such as the Fundraising Regulator and Information Commissioner, operate. The session considers case studies to examine best practice governance in practical settings. Topics include:
- the evolving role of the Charity Commission and its interaction with other regulators
- key duties and liabilities of charity trustees and recent regulatory case reports your role as a charity trustee, working with others and managing disagreement.
All sessions are interactive and provide the opportunity for you to put your questions to expert advisors.
- Date and Location
Thursday 19 September 2019
Stone King LLP,
1 Charterhouse Street,
4.15pm: Registration and refreshments
4.30pm: Seminar starts
6.30pm: Seminar ends followed by drinks and canapés
Members of the Charity & Social Enterprise Team.
This event costs £25 inc VAT per delegate.
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