Trustees’ Week 1 – 5 November 2021 – Training and events for Trustees

Author's position
RVA Advice Service Manager
Article date
27 October 2021
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

Trustees’ Week offers committees, Boards and charities the opportunity to reflect on the past year and look to the future, especially during current times where there has been so much uncertainty and change. It’s also a moment to pause and thank those who volunteer their time to lead charities. So here’s a BIG thank you to all of you who lead our charities in Reading, the sector wouldn’t be the same without you!

This year Trustees’ Week will run from 1 to 5 November. This article shares some opportunities for Trustees’ to take a step back and attend one or more of the many trustee events taking place during Trustees’ Week. So take a look and attend as many of these as you wish/ are able to. Do share with your fellow trustees too.

Tuesday 2 November 5.15pm  -7.45pm: RVA Trustee Training online via Zoom

A chance to brush up on your skills, learn about the roles and responsibilities and meet other local trustees from Reading. This is our signature trustee training that we run quarterly by popular demand. Cost £10 – book your place here

Here’s what previous attendees have said about the session:

I enjoyed the event and as a novice it was very informative. It was also valuable to hear the contributions of existing trustees.

The presenter was very knowledgeable on the subject and clearly explained everything and made it easy to understand, giving some very good examples

Wednesday 3 November 11am – 12noon. NCVO webinar: Leading on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion with your Board

Exploring how boards can take practical actions and show leadership on equality diversity and inclusion (EDI). The session will be led by Pari Dhillon of the Social Justice Collective. Cost: Free. Book online here

If you would like follow on support from this session, contact RVA’s Inclusion Development Worker, Azra Raja at

Thursday 4 November 9.30am – 11am. NCVO webinar: Leading by example on mental health and wellbeing

With so many charities now planning for the future, Simon Blake, chief executive of Mental Health First Aid England, will examine how boards can lead by example on mental health and organisational wellbeing. Cost: free. Book online here.

Friday 5 November 2pm-3.30pm. NCVO Webinar: Strengthening Board relationships in times of uncertainty

Bringing together a panel of experts from the UK and overseas to explore what trustees can do to support their boards to work well together, particularly in times of uncertainty. Cost: free. Book online here

If you’re a Treasurer or interested in the role, we also have an Introduction to the Treasurer Role training on 23 November – more details and booking link here

We hope you enjoy Trustees’ Week 2021!