A diverse group of trustees sit in a circle, many are raising their hands

How to recruit diverse board members – an overview of board recruitment

8 February 2023 | 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Delivered through the medium of English

This webinar will be delivered using Zoom.

Catalyst Cymru Catalydd

Aims

The aim of this webinar is to introduce best practice for recruiting board members.

Who this course is for?

Welsh voluntary Heritage organisation Chairs, board members and staff who are trying to diversify their board.

Content

An introductory webinar providing an overview on how to do board member recruitment to attract diverse and different people who might not otherwise become board members.

Topics covered include how to carry out a board skills audit, creating a compelling advert and advertising for new board members.  Throughout the webinar, participants are supported to think about how this could be achieved within their own organisations.

There will be case studies of how other organisations have successfully recruited new board members.

There will also be an overview of an upcoming Masterclass course comprising of five sessions to follow on from the introductory webinar.

Eligibility

This free webinar is funded through our Catalyst Cymru: Broadening Horizons project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is specifically for voluntary Heritage* organisations in Wales / organisations running a heritage project.

*Heritage can be defined as:

  • Community Heritage – eg a project focusing on a local area to improve/restore/interpret the natural or built environment
  • Cultures and Memories – eg celebrating diverse cultures through the arts/oral history projects
  • Landscapes and Natural Heritage eg promoting nature/biodiversity
  • Historic Buildings and Monuments
  • Industrial, Maritime and Transport
  • Museums, Libraries and Archives

Webinar places are limited to two people/ organisation.

About the trainer

Leon Ward has been a trustee for ten years and is currently Deputy Chair of Brook Young People. He has published several best practice guides about charity governance in the UK and is a national ambassador for the Young Trustees Movement. He also serves on the Volunteering Wales Grants Panel and most recently has been advising on the distribution of emergency funding for the voluntary sector in Wales.

Book your place on the webinar using this short form.

Catalyst Cymru: Broadening Horizons is a WCVA project funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund. We are working in partnership with Getting on Board to deliver five masterclasses which look at different aspects of the board recruitment process in more depth. The masterclasses will take place in February and March.

Places are limited for the masterclasses. Book your place now.