An online calendar of events will be held from 2 to 6 November
An annual celebration of the vital work carried out by trustees is set to take place next week.
Trustees’ Week kicks off on Monday (2 November), with a host of digital events planned.
Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum normally hosts a conference during the week, but instead is holding a series of online seminars and discussions.
The week kicks off at 10am on Monday (2 Nov) with The Future of Governance event. A champion of the charitable sector, both as chief executive and trustee, Edel Harris will share her particular perspective of the sector in Scotland and more recently in the rest of the UK, and will address the theme of Trustees’ Week this year: the future of governance. The session will be chaired by Anna Fowlie, chief executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and chair of Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum.
Later in the day, Trustees as Employers will look at the fundamentals that trustees need to know when employing staff, and highlight SCVO’s new HR and Employment Support Service. OSCR will also host its Meet the Charity Regulator session between 10am and noon.
On Tuesday (3 Nov) there will be a Learning Through Change workshop, chaired by Social Enterprise Academy Scotland, and Alastair Keatinge and Kirstine Fergusson will host a discussion on Alliance and Mergers at 2pm.
The following day (Wed 4 Nov), Anna Fowlie and and Chris Creegan, writer, consultant and Chair of SAMH will debate who’s really in charge at the Governance Debate. OSCR is also holding an event on Protecting your Charity's Reputation (noon to 1pm).
Sessions on Developing and Enterprising Mindset; Boards, Diversity and Inclusion; and Governance Training and Support will be held on Thursday 5 November.
The week ends with Jude Turbyne of OSCR and Stewart Macgregor, funding manager of The Robertson Trust, reflecting on the role that the regulator and the funder plays in encouraging good governance, and what lessons there are for the future of governance (Friday 6 Nov 10am). Third Sector Lab and SCVO Digital, with the support of The Catalyst, will also be presenting a Digital Trustees event from 2pm to 3.30pm.