#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.


Gallanach got to grips quickly with the challenges faced by the Directors Group, both as individuals and as a team.  From this they identified the practical steps required to build the cohesion and performance of the team as we strive to lead the organisation to achieve our bold vision.  The workshop they facilitated was not only very useful in building the team, but also interesting and enjoyable.

Marcus Davey, CEO, Roundhouse