#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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I’ve worked with Norman for nearly seven years and have seen first hand his ability to think and act strategically while at the same time setting high standards for operational delivery.  He fully understands how to support the development of a high performing board and get the best out of people in the workforce.  We’ve worked together on some difficult issues and Norman has always impressed by his ability to find practical, viable and successful outcomes.

Bryan Portman – Non Executive Director, Moss Bros & Chair, Family Action