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Directors Induction & Training Scheme

Stratherrick & Foyers Community Trust
Summary of Directors’ Training programme.

Meeting with the Chair or Vice Chair for ‘welcome on board’ chat.

  • What does it mean to be a Director? (i.e. roles and responsibilities)
  • Some key personal qualities required
  • What are your own expectations etc.

Slide show presentations (from different Directors) on:

  • An overview of the Trust, what we do and how we do it
  • What are the qualities needed in a Director
  • How does the funding work?
  • How does the Grant system work?
  • How do the finances work?

Link up with your ‘mentoring’ Director, who will be responsible for ensuring you receive the training and induction program in full.

Work through the Q&A document to build more detailed understanding

Introduction to the Trust’s ‘policies’, including the Articles of Association and the Objects.

Understanding Confidentiality, Data protection, Companies House etc.

Sorting out Tools for the job (i.e. email protocol, meetings, decision making etc.)

Informal learning by chatting with one or two experienced Directors, putting meat on the bones of all the information you have gathered to date.

By the end of all this, the hope is that you will be feeling, not only well looked after but also well informed and ready to play your part as a fully active Director.

One to remember………..

“Wisest is he/she who knows what he/she does not know.” (Socrates).

This means that it’s OK not to know or understand something.  However, it is then up to us, as Directors, to set about educating ourselves so that we fill the gaps.

Please contact us by post at Stratherrick and Foyers Community Trust, Stratherrick Public Hall, Gorthleck, INVERNESS, IV2 6YP.

Page updated 30 January 2019