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Essentials for the Chair in Effective Development & Planning


As Chair, you are responsible for guarding your organisation and its strategy and guiding the Board and Management to achieve its aims. Your role is becoming increasingly challenging due to the unique requirements of the charity sector.

Development and Planning are the interlinked pillars on which all organisations stand and straightforward skills in these areas will transform results.

Whether you are experienced and want more ideas, new to the role and needing support or a potential Chair looking for successful techniques, this online workshop focuses on practical solutions to achieve positive results for growth and delivery.

How will I and my organisation benefit?

This online workshop will take the form of a Board Meeting with Development and Planning as the agenda and the ability to achieve results as the outcome.

The workshop leader will cover each topic comprehensively, discuss ways forward and encourage all participants to contribute.

The purpose is to provide reassurance and guidance for those facing current challenges and motivation for others new to the responsibilities or the sector. The content is designed to be of value to all levels of experience, any size and type of organisation and is practice based.

Workshop leader

Your workshop leader 

Neil Morrick will lead the workshop. His community activities over four decades include education, health and welfare together with strategic and marketing mentoring for many local, regional and national charities supporting a wide range of sectors.

Neil is a past chair of the now Oxford Spires Academy, Oxfordshire Family Mediation and Oxfordshire Youth. He initiated and co-wrote the Charity Chairs Checklist and has launched and delivered chairs’ forums and networks.

His business career focused on acquisitions, start-ups and turnarounds in the automotive industry and he has lived for over thirty years in Oxfordshire.

Who should attend?

This online workshop ideally follows on from “ Introduction to Strategy ”and is designed primarily for current Chairs, Vice Chairs or Trustees potentially chairing a non-profit organisation.

Charity Chairs Checklist preambles Introduction to Marketing which ideally follows on with Essentials for the Leader in Raising the Profile of your Organisation

Charity Chairs Checklist also preludes Introduction to Strategy and ideally follows on with  Essentials for the Chair in Effective Development and Planning

All led by Neil Morrick – please click on the links above for more details.

Wednesday 1st December 2021

10.00 am – 12.00 pm

The course will be held online using Zoom 


  • £30 per person for OCVA Members
  • £45 per person from a charitable organisation who are not OCVA members
  • £60 per person from a non-charitable organisation


Please note there are two steps to this process and both steps of the process will need to be completed to secure your place.

  1. Complete the Google bookings form and register your details
  2. Make payment via PayPal within two working days of registering for the course. We’re using PayPal for this event. Select ‘pay with a debit or credit card ‘ if you don’t have a PayPal account (there’s no need to sign in to PayPal).

Step 1:

Step 2:

Choose payment type:

£ 30.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Charitable Organisations*
£ 45.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Non charitable rate
£ 60.00
  • Pay with PayPal
Course details at a glance

Date: Wednesday 1st December 2021
Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
Cost: £30 – £60

Enquiries contact

When contacting us please state the name of the course your correspondence is in relation to.

Email training@ocva.org.uk or call us on 01865 251946

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