Introduction to being a Board Member (Edinburgh)

Registration: 09:45 | Event 10:00 - 16:30


Arts & Business Scotland, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5EZ

Monday, 2 December 2019 | 10:00 to 16:30

This seminar is designed to give new board members joining the board of a cultural organisation a sound understanding of governance and the perfect introduction to their role.  This seminar is equally relevant to more experienced board members who would like a refresher on the changing nature of their roles and responsibilities.  Participants will leave with the knowledge and confidence to play their part fully as a charity trustee and board member, and to maximise the contribution each can make to their organisation.

* Setting the scene - understanding charitable structures
* The dividing line between your role and that of the professional staff
* Demystifying your legal and financial responsibilities
* Effective meetings and the role of the chair
* The board and artistic issues
* The different you can make as an advocate for the organisation

"Brilliant, comprehensive overview of role, responsibilities, challenges etc of being a board member."
Gwen McLeod, Visible Fictions

"Great for new board members - builds knowledge and confidence and all the information is structured to be broad but easily applicable to individual context."
Janet Smyth, Catherine Wheels Theatre Company

"Very useful, accessible and easy to follow."
Melissa Jane Deans, Cumbernauld Theatre Trust

"It is well worth doing - useful points covered in an interesting and inclusive way. I really enjoyed it."

Sally Borley, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland

Event includes tea, coffee and lunch.

£95 + VAT for Arts & Business Scotland members (Arts & Heritage)
£145 + VAT for Arts & Business Scotland members (Corporate)
£145 + VAT for non-members (Arts & Heritage)
£195 + VAT for non-members (Corporate)

About the trainer:

Catriona Reynolds, Head of Governance & Engagement, Arts & Business Scotland

Catriona’s role is to support capacity building in the arts and cultural sectors, particularly in the areas of governance, management and skills development.  She organises and delivers governance training for the sector and encourages business employee engagement with the arts through the transfer of their skills.

She joined Arts & Business Scotland in 2007 following ten years at Scottish Opera where she was Head of Fundraising & Sponsorship from 1999, with overall responsibility for raising funds from business, charitable trusts and private individuals. Prior to that she worked for the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, with a range of membership services responsibilities. Catriona has a degree in the History of Art from the University of Aberdeen and subsequently worked as a paintings valuer at Phillips Fine Art Auctioneers for a number of years.

She is an experienced board member in the charitable sector; formerly a Director of The Merchants House of Glasgow and the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society, and Chair of Kelvin Choir (a local community choir she helped to set up in 2009) she is currently Chair of The Royal Society for the Support of Women of Scotland, and a Director of Bloody Scotland (Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival).