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Are you Chair of a smaller museum? Are you looking to be more effective in your role?  

We know that the role of Chair although rewarding can be lonely. In a smaller organisation, there is often little resource to support the Chair and limited time to reflect on the nature of the role.

This event, Being an Effective Chair is being run jointly with the Association of Chairs and some places are reserved specifically for Museums from our region.

This workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme; please register to participate in the event.  This free programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million.

 Bookings are being taken by the Association of Chairs; they will be forward your name, organisation and contact details with us if you attend the event. Registration opens from 11.15 for a prompt start time of 11.30; refreshments and lunch will be provided. 

Join us at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge for the first workshop in the Association for Chairs Beacon Programme.   This workshop will provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you be more effective in your role. The workshop has been developed with the complexities of chairing a smaller organisation (with an annual income of under £1 million) in mind; such as operating with limited resources and individuals often having both operational and governance roles. You will have the opportunity to share learning with Chairs of other smaller organisations.

 ‘Really helpful overall, good to give myself the time to think about the issue of being Chair whilst away from the charity. The workshop has given me a number of actions to take forward to develop myself as Chair. ’ 

Rachel Lovering, Chair, Adhisthana


By the end of this workshop, you will:

  • Be clear about your role and legal responsibilities
  • Understand what can help you be effective
  • Have practical tools to help you run effective meetings
  • Have gained insight and top tips from other Chairs of smaller organisations

Attendance at Beacon Programme workshops could count towards your continuing professional development. Let the Association of Chair know if you need evidence of attendance.

The Association of Chairs offer a travel bursary to delegates from organisations with an income under £100k when booking at least a month ahead. These bursaries are given on a first come, first served, basis.

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