Museum trustee induction

Two part induction workshop taking place on 5 and 19 October. 

AIM’s trustee induction workshops are an essential and practical introduction to museum governance and best practice for new trustees or a refresher for existing trustees. They are also an invaluable opportunity to network with other trustees, exchange ideas and be refreshed in your thinking about trustee induction.

These sessions will be interactive, engaging and will provide tools for you and your board to use in improving the governance of your museum.

A good induction will enable your new trustees (first year) to become active and contribute more quickly and to greater effect to your museum.  It is also a requirement of the Museum Accreditation scheme.

AIM’s two session course is delivered by Hilary Barnard and Ruth Lesirge, the authors of AIM’s “Successful Governance for Museums” and acknowledged experts in charity governance. Both sessions will take place on Zoom.

You can apply for an AIM training grant if you’d like help covering the cost of this induction. You can make an application via our Training Grants page>>

Session 1: Introduction to Museums – 5 October 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Content to include:

  • Breadth and culture of the independent museum sector
  • The constitutional framework
  • Vision, strategy, mission and values
  • Recruiting and developing volunteers
  • Roles of the Charity Commission and the Arts Council

Session 2: Helping the Board and Trustees to work well – 19 October 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Content to include:

  • Legal responsibilities of Board members
  • The Trustee role
  • Working with the Director and paid staff
  • Working without paid staff
  • Charity Governance Code
  • Managing conflict of interest

Cost to participants

AIM members = £150 for the 2 sessions

Non-AIM members = £200 for the 2 sessions

There are 15 places available and don’t forget you can apply for an AIM training grant if you would like to attend. Click here to find out more>>

How to book

The course consists of two workshops – session 1 on 5 October and session 2 on 19 October. One ticket covers both parts of the course. 

Click here to book your place via EventBrite>>

The Zoom link for the first session will be included in your confirmation email once payment has been made. The Zoom link for the second session will be sent closer to the time by the AIM team.

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