Young Trustees Movement Champion Training
When 1/12 trustees are named either John or David and fewer than 3% of trustees are under 30. It’s no secret that board diversity is an issue.
Join the Young Trustee Movement in changing that. The first step is attending this workshop.
By the end of this 1 hour workshop you will:
- Be able to articulate and understand how young trustees can enable organisations to navigate uncertainty, future proof decisions and reflect the interest of their communities .
- Have a framework to understand how to approach diversity on boards.
- Be able to run a session with a board to plan practical and achievable next steps.
What attendees have said about the training:
- “Excellent training session, bringing together folks from the sector & aspiring young trustees. Something we’re very keen prioritise as we expand our board” – Jon Arnold, CEO of Tiny Tickers
- “Feeling inspired after joining an amazing training”. Ediane de Lima, Consultant at the Social Change Agency
- “I just became a Young Trustees Movement Champion! In this role I pledge to ensuring that young people are represented in the decision making of @S4TP_BigIdeas. I highly recommend the training.” -Jen Baughan, CEO of Solutions for the Planet
Diversity of perspectives are a requirement, not a nice to have for a high-performing board. The Governance Code states that “diversity, in the widest sense, is essential for boards to stay informed and responsive and to navigate the fast-paced and complex changes facing the voluntary sector. Boards whose trustees have different backgrounds and experience are more likely to encourage debate and to make better decisions”.
There are many boards who champion diversity and are reaping the benefits of diversity of perspectives. However, when less than 3% of charity trustees are under 30, what is normal is not okay. Given this statistic, charity boards desperately need young people’s perspectives.