Better Boards - Trustee Development Programme

A comprehensive programme of training and consultancy for trustees, developed to improve the effectiveness of Hertfordshire charities.

Better Boards is a 10x hour programme of consultancy and training for trustee boards of voluntary and community organisations in Hertfordshire. The Better Boards programme will introduce your board to the key principles of good governance as outlined in The Charity Governance Code. The full programme has been adapted to run online in 2021. Practical exercises and discussion will be encouraged to ensure the training is made relevant and to ensure that what is learned can be applied in practice. Supporting resources, checklists and training aids will be provided to your board alongside 1:1 consultancy and whole board training. The programme includes:

  • 1:1 individual consultation for the CEO & Chair

  • 'Principles of Good Governance' training to the whole board based on the seven pillars of The Charity Governance Code

  • In-house training for your trustees tailored to your organisational needs. You can choose from a number of Bite-size sessions on topics such as 'Safeguarding for Trustees' , 'Risk Management' or 'Recruiting a diverse board'.
The full Better Boards 2021 programme, details of how to apply and eligibility can be found here:
HCFT Better Boards 2021 Programme Outline

Application form for Better Boards 2021 can be downloaded here and returned to
HCFT Better Boards 2021 Application Form

The full cost of the Better Boards 2021 programme is £1,250.

HCF Training & Development can provide 10x fully funded places for voluntary sector organisations working within Adult Care Services:
  • Application Deadline for funded places: 31 March 2021

  • Programme completion deadline for funded places: 30 June 2021

    Alternative funding opportunities are detailed on the programme outline above. For all enquiries please contact

    Better Boards is supported by Hertfordshire County Council Adult Care Services.

Better Boards: Trustee support for Hertfordshire charities

Better Boards 2021: A tailored programme of in-house trustee training (full funding available for eligible organisations)
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