Charities are governed by their trustees; dedicated volunteers who are willing to give up their time to help a cause that they are passionate about.
However, it is important the they understand their roles, responsibilities and legal commitments. Experience suggests that many charities get into trouble because trustees are simply unaware of their duties.
If a charity wants to do the best by its trustees, and vice-versa then an induction course is a very wise investment.
Craig Fulton is a retired naval officer, experienced trustee and charity CEO with a Post Graduate diploma as a Charity Manager. For several years he has been running a popular induction course to help introduce charity trustees to their role. He is offering a course specifically for Scottish Armed Forces Charities which will consist of 8 x 1 hour Zoom sessions running on consecutive Thursday evenings from 11 February. It costs £50 per attendee.
The course programme will be:
11 Feb Session 1: Introduction
Background to the charitable sector
OSCR – the Scottish Charity Regulator
18 Feb Session 2: Trusteemanship
Trustee’s roles, duties and responsibilities
25 Feb Session 3: Impact measurement
Monitoring and evaluation – is it necessary?
A theory of change
The logical framework
Social return on investment
4 Mar Session 4: Financial Awareness
Trustee view of finance
What to look for and what to expect
11 Mar Session 5: Legal issues
Legal background to the sector
Legal status of trustees
Litigation and other considerations
18 Mar Session 6: People
Trustee responsibilities in the recruitment, management and dismissal of staff
Conflict and disagreement
25 Mar Session 7: What can go wrong
When it goes wrong – reporting incidents and issues
Case-studies – learn from those who have got it wrong!
1 Apr Session 8: Further Case-Studies, Questions, top-tips and wash-up