Trustee Leadership Programme – Emerging Chairs

Trustee Leadership Programme – Emerging Chairs

This course will be delivered virtually via Zoom in two separate 3 hour sessions. The first of these will take place on Tuesday 7 November at 10.00am and the second will take place on Tuesday 14 November at 10.00am. It is necessary to attend both sessions to complete the full training.

Designed to support Trustees to take the leadership step into Chair roles, this practical course gives participants the confidence to know how to take on this key leadership role within a charity and how to develop effective boards.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at those individuals who aspire to become a Chair of an arts, culture or heritage organisation or for existing Chairs who wish to progress and further their knowledge.

You will learn:

  • The key skills needed to effectively Chair a charitable organisation
  • How to support the Senior Management team to get the best out of your workforce and your board
  • Developing a long-term business plan and strategy
  • Responsibility for fundraising and marketing
  • Exploring the key challenges of being a Chair and how to effectively overcome them


This course is priced at £75+VAT in total for both sessions.

A concession rate of £50+VAT is available to Freelancers, Sector Partner Members, Charities and Arts Organisations with an annual turnover of £500,000 or less. Our current Sector Partners are: Association of British Orchestras, Arts@Leeds, Arts Marketing Association, Contemporary Visual Art Network, Family Arts Campaign, National Museum Directors Council, One Dance UK, The Audience Agency, Music Mark and UK Theatre.

Course Staff

Michelle Wright

Michelle is the Programme Director of Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy funded by Arts Council England, which she set up in partnership with the Arts Marketing Association and the University of Leeds in 2013.