As the Young Leaders Network evolves, its members are likely to make their own decisions as to what needs to be discussed at meetings and online and what training is needed. But there are a number of key themes that we’ve introduced from the outset that seem relevant and appropriate.
Each theme is a mini training session and can be covered at a Young Leaders Networking meeting and will also form the basis of an online discussion on the forum. Others will be introduced and created as the network evolves.
For now, in no particular order, our themes are:
New to the sector? What is the voluntary sector all about
New to the role? The roles and responsibilities of trustees
Board mechanics – how meetings work
Wearing your Scrutiny hat (one of the 5 s’s of governance)
Wearing your Strategy hat
Wearing your Stewardship hat
Wearing your Support hat
Wearing your Stretch hat
Being an advocate for an organisation or cause
Being a well-behaved trustee
Conflicts and challenge
Boards and Technology
How good is your governance?
Understanding the role of the Chair
Governance, Leadership or Operational – what is your role?
Growing into the role
What is your impact?
What does good leadership look like?
A fair board
Risk and Failure management
Project Management Primer
Fitting into the world – understanding the impact of external factors
In addition, every few months we are planning to hold “mock board meetings” as training sessions.