Board-ering on Brilliant

Being a great board member

Level 1 - Introduction


Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Almost all organisations are run by a group of people. This group is often called a management committee or board of directors or trustees. But what does it take to be a good board member and help your organization fulfil its vision?

In this session we’ll cover the key principles and responsibilities of being a board member, look at the differences between different governance structures and roles and importantly explore the human side of boards – contributing, supporting, challenging, celebrating and also handling difficult relationships.

You will leave with:

  • More awareness of the key responsibilities of board members
  • Insight into your own skills and areas to develop
  • More tips and techniques to make your time as a board member brilliant



This workshop is parts of POP ideas’ themed “Improving Your Chances of Getting Funding” events, designed to equip groups and organisations with skills and knowledge in all areas of income generation and social impact.

This workshop will be delivered by Gareth Hart. Gareth is the founder and director of Iridescent Ideas (a social enterprise business advice firm) and has been a champion of the social enterprise movement in Plymouth and the South West of the UK. He was the elected chair of Plymouth Social Enterprise Network for seven years 2013-2020 and chairs Plymouth’s Inclusive Growth Group.

Gareth led Plymouth’s successful bid to become the first ‘Social Enterprise City’ in the UK and has a history of working successfully with a range of social enterprises from tiny start-ups to national organizations on issues such as governance, social investment and social impact.

Attendees representing a Plymouth community group or organisation will have their £10.00 deposit refunded in full after attending.