NFWI Training : Trustee Recruitment with Association of Chairs

Sign Up Now: £0.00

Starts: Thursday, 18 July 2024 at 12:00PM
Ends: Thursday, 18 July 2024 at 1:30PM

Available spaces: 25
Host: Ali Collins


We are pleased to be working with the Association of Chairs to offer this online session. Please ensure you read the course description, including aims and objectives prior to booking. The partner trainers we are working with are experts in their field and, while they have been briefed on the structure of the WI, this session will not be fully WI specific.


Thursday 18 July 12-1:30pm

This workshop will provide an opportunity for Federation Boards to explore ways to encourage and support the development of potential board trustees from within the wider memberships of their WIs. 

It is aimed at those members of Federation Boards delegated with the task of recruiting new trustees, whether they hold a Chair, Vice-Chair, Sub-committee Chair or other role. We ask that no more than one person per federation attends. Please ensure your Federation role is added to your MCS profile to enable us to verify your eligibility for this training course. 

During the workshop you will: 

  • work with other Federation Board Members to develop a compelling ask for a potential new board member. 

  • work with other Federation Board Members to develop a journey for a new WI member to eventually take up a Federation Board position. 

  • draft an outline plan for the next 6-12 months to develop potential board members from within the wider membership of branches and recruit to vacant positions on your own Boards. 

By the end of the session, we hope you will feel more supported in the task of continual succession planning for your Board. 

This is a participatory training session and to ensure participants to feel able to ask questions and share experiences freely, this session will not be recorded. 


The Trainer - Ali Collins:

Ali Collins has over 25 years’ experience working in consultancy, management and marketing roles within charity and private sector organisations. She has provided support to numerous charities through consultancy, mentoring and training in governance, strategy development, impact measurement, fundraising and marketing. Ali has worked with charities at varying lifestages from start-ups to merging organisations, and across varying structures including community-led, coalition working and federated charities. 

Ali holds a Masters in Charity Management and Chartered Marketer status.  As Chair of Trustees of a small charity providing counselling for children, Ali led the Board through an acquisition process by a larger charity where she is now a Trustee.  This experience has added to her understanding of the support charities are looking for in achieving financial sustainability.   


Please note, if this course is full we encourage you to join the waiting list and we will contact you with advanced booking access to the next course date once available.

Zoom log in details will be included at the bottom of your confirmation email after you have registered. 

(If you do not receive a confirmation email please check your spam/junk email boxes or sign into the 'Your Account' section of the Denman website to retrieve all of your booking and course information)