Event Organiser: Clore Leadership

Event Dates: 11/07/2024 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Event Cost: From £10

Event Type: Training Courses

Event Location: Redcar and Cleveland

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Skills Day: Governance, the basics

Booking is now open for the next round of the Tees Valley Leadership Programmes Skills Days May – July 2024.

These stand-alone training days are packed full of useful tips and takeaways that you can apply to your work and leadership, no matter what the context.

The skills days are open to anyone working in the Tees Valley cultural sector whether for an organisation, independently or as a freelancer. Skills Days can help you to enhance your skills, build confidence and expand your network.

Governance, the basics

After the success of the Governance, The Basics last year, we are bringing back this session for a second time in 2024.

What’s involved?

This is a highly informative and discursive day that aims to demystify what governance means, and will cover the basics of different legal structures and the roles within them. Whether you work with boards, or are interested in becoming a trustee, you will develop a greater understanding of the responsibilities we all have within a governance structure.

However you work – be this as a freelancer, or within an organisation, this session will give you an opportunity to understand what the right governance structure is for, and some practical information about the implications of this.

What will I take-away?

  • A basic overview of governance – what it means, and the importance of effective governance
  • Insight into different governance structures, and the implications of these; including the role and composition of boards
  • The definitions of some of the terminology used within governance contexts
  • Practical tips on how to apply learning to real world situations


The fee for each leadership skills day is on a pay what you decide basis. There is a recommended minimum rate of £10 + VAT for individuals; £25 + VAT for organisations.

Freelance bursaries

A limited number of bursaries are available for freelancers at a fixed rate of £125 towards loss of earnings incurred due to attendance at this training event. Bursaries are only available to creative and cultural freelancers living or working within the Tees Valley and a limited number are available per event. Bursaries will be allocated on a first come first served basis and are subject to your attendance at the event.

To request a freelancer bursary please tick the box at the time of booking in Eventbrite . We will contact you via email to confirm the bursary allocation and outline next steps on how to make your claim.


We will ask for your access requirements as part of the event on-boarding. This might include (but isn’t limited to) live speech to text captioning, provision of or support for the costs for BSL interpretation; notetaking or audio description. If you would like a conversation with a member of our team before making your application, or would like support in completing the application form please email [email protected]

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