How effective are your trustee board meetings? Find out what you are doing well and where improvements could be made

This service can supports a trustee board at any stage of their development.

Do you think your board meetings could be more effective and are not sure where to start? Perhaps you are a new organisation who wants to embed good practice? Or a well-established board that wants a health check?
  • Prior to your board meeting a Better Boards specialist advisor will meet with the Chair and CEO to get some background on your organisation and what you hope to achieve from a board observation;

  • Your advisor will read all board papers and attend the trustee board as an observer;

  • Your advisor will then give feedback and present a report with action points from their observations to the Chair and CEO.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this service you will have:

  • Improved board knowledge of good practice.

  • Improved board confidence, productivity and effectiveness.

  • Action plan for the further board development.


“This training drove the board to review their current processes and amended them were required to ensure that good governance was being delivered.”

Abbeyfield (Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead) Society Ltd

“Engaging training - Robin and Ida were great at getting the Board thinking and involved.”

Healthwatch Hertfordshire

“The training has resulted in a better understanding of the roles of the trustees and helped build a bond between them that has enhanced the transition for The Red Shed leadership team.”