Clore Social Leadership has launched a free practical guide to board leadership in the social sector called Board leadership: A practical guide for the social sector. The move coincides with this year’s Trustees’ Week, an annual event taking place across the UK from 13 – 17 November that showcases the work of trustees, and highlights opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.
Written for current and prospective trustees, Chief Executives and those working within the social sector, the guide combines practical insights with a range of tools and downloadable resources. It aims to improve understanding of strategic and supportive leadership that an effective board can provide.
‘This e-book is unique as it focuses on the leadership skills trustees need to manage and lead well,’ said Shaks Ghosh, Chief Executive of Clore Social Leadership. ‘What’s evident from today’s Charity Commission report is that it’s time to recruit the next generation of trustees, and we want to empower them.’
John Kampfner, Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Federation and Chair of Clore Social Leadership welcomed the publication: ‘With charities facing increasing levels of uncertainty and change, it is more important than ever that trustees, Chief Executives and organisations across the social sector have access to the information, resources and support needed to strengthen governance and deliver effective sector leadership.
‘We hope this practical guide, covering areas from finance, risk management, governance and trustee recruitment will prove to be a valuable addition to existing resources available and continue to raise awareness of the need for greater support and guidance across the sector.’
This free guide is based on the recent publication Governance in the arts and museums: A practical guide, commissioned for the cultural sector by the Clore Leadership Programme in 2016 with funding from Arts Council England and is written by Prue Skene, Keith Arrowsmith and Tom Wilcox.