As Chair, you are responsible for guarding your organisation and its mission 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 successful techniques or a potential Chair looking for support, this workshop focuses on practical solutions to achieve positive results for growth and delivery.

How will I and my organisation benefit?

The workshop will take the form of a Board Meeting with Development and Planning as the agenda.

trainingThe 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.

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 nearly thirty years in Oxfordshire.

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at those who are Chairs or Vice Chairs of non-profit organisations or trustees looking to potentially chair a non-profit organisation.


Wednesday 16th October 2019 (2.5 hours)


Arrival 9.45 am for tea, coffee and networking for a 10.00 am start, the workshop will close by 12.30 pm.


£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


Oxford Office Furniture Training Suite
The Old Court House
Floyds Row
St Aldates

There is no parking available at the venue, although we can provide parking for disabled delegates by arrangement. Please call in advance if required. Our venue is serviced with good transport links including bus and rail services, for more information click here or contact ‘Traveline’ on 0870 608 2 608 or visit: http://www.traveline.info/

if you are driving, you may wish to take advantage of the Park and Ride services located at Redbridge, Pear Tree or Oxford Thornhill. Alternatively you can park in one of the City Centre car parks such as Westgate, Gloucester Green, Oxpens, Oxford Train Station or Worcester Street. More details: Oxford Car Parks

Enquiries contact:

Telephone:  01865 251946
Email: training@ocva.org.uk 

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