#TrusteeWeek Top 5 Countdown – No. 5

04 November 19

It’s the Gallanach #TrusteeWeek top 5 countdown time.

Coming in at number 5 on board activities that trustees could do better is….

Trustee Induction

If you’re a trustee, how good was your induction?

My experience says for most, it could be a lot better.

If you had an induction, did you cover the following themes?

  1. Briefing on your duties and obligations as a Trustee and Company Director.
  2. Explanation of the governing document.
  3. Understanding the vision, mission, values and strategy.
  4. Spend time with the Chair and meet key senior staff.
  5. Visit front line services and meet users.
  6. Identify the main stakeholders and their expectations.
  7. Reading previous board papers and main policy documents
  8. Current and predicted performance and impact.

Following these themes will greatly improve the induction experience and ultimately increase the effectiveness of your board.

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Norman’s pragmatism and no-nonsense approach has kept the Charity going long enough to ensure the multi-million pound asset we have, can be used for the purposes it was designed for.

We went through some difficult times but with Norman’s insight and support we secured a merger and the future now looks much more positive.

Steven Clarke, Chair, Smile Support and Care