SAGE FOUNDATION course: Charity trustee induction and refresher (2 X 0.5 DAYS)

  • 1 day
  • Governance and trustees
  • Online
This course will give an overview and understanding of charity governance, regulation and best practice. This training will take place over two half days (10.00- 13.00) and you need to attend both days of the same course. Please double check the dates by scrolling down the page.


This training will take place on Zoom and over two half days (10.00–13.00) and you need to attend both days of the same course. We will send out the Zoom link with the joining instructions before the first session.

March course
Session 1: Role and responsibilities of trustees | Thursday 17 March 2022  (10.00–13.00)
Session 2: Achieving good governance | Friday 18 March 2022 (10.00–13.00)


By the end of the course you will:
  • understand what governance and trusteeship are
  • know who the trustees are and what they do
  • understand the personal liabilities of trustees and the protection available
  • be able to identify and implement principles of good charity governance
  • consider how to govern in the current climate and work with your fellow trustees to agree ways of working as a board.


Anyone who’s new to governance and trusteeship or existing trustees and senior staff who would benefit from a refresher course. This course could also form part of an induction for a new trustee.


Dan Francis leads NCVO’s work on governance. He has considerable experience supporting governance, organisational development and leadership of charities of all sizes from across the sector. Dan sits as a member of the charity governance code steering group and has been heavily involved in authoring the most recent edition of the code. Dan’s background is from the youth and education sector having joined NCVO from the National Union of Students, where as a consultant, he supported the development of students’ unions. Dan has experience of interim senior management assignments in the voluntary sector and has served as a trustee for small and medium sized community and education charities.


Email the training team or call 020 7520 2587 with any questions or queries you may have on our training courses.


This course is sponsored by Sage Foundation. Sage Foundation is committed to knocking down barriers so that everyone can thrive. We give time, technology, expertise and investment to impact our communities.
Sage Foundation NPO Success helps non-profit leaders to manage their organisations, reduce inefficient processes and increase their understanding of financial management by providing discounted product subscriptions along with free tools, resources and training.

There is no cost to your organisation for this course. However, if you are unable to attend please let us know so that we can offer your place to someone else.

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This event is free for NCVO members. There may be a charge to attend if you are a non-member. Please check the event overview or click the 'BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE' button for more details.