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Trustee Network Launch

Trustee Network Launch
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 17:30 to 19:00
Ulster Bank City Offices, 11-16 Donegall Square East, Belfast.

Join the first Northern Ireland Third Sector Trustee Network!

At Chief Officers Third Sector (CO3), we take the business of facilitating and optimising networking opportunities for Third Sector leaders very seriously. We have 30 years’ experience in connecting, supporting and developing leaders and understand that trustees often face challenges in accessing the information they need.

We listen to our members’ concerns and understand that the lack of a structured and vibrant network of Third Sector Trustees is to be addressed sooner rather than later in order to develop strong communications and information-sharing channels.

Therefore, CO3 is taking the lead in Northern Ireland and we will be launching the new and unique Northern Ireland Third Sector Trustee Network(NISTN). The purpose of the NISTN is to build the skills and capacity of Trustees which will ultimately support the Chief Officer in their role. More information on the Trustee Network

The launch of the Trustee Network will be held on 16 April Ulster Bank city offices (beside City Hall, Belfast) from 5.30pm – 7.15pm.


5.30pm – 6.00pm             Registration and Networking

6.00pm – 6.05pm             Introduction and Welcome, Colin Jess, Senior Manager, Ulster Bank       

6.05pm – 6.15pm             Overview of the Trustee Network, Nora Smith, Chief Executive, CO3
                                         The First Trustee Network for Northern Ireland

6.15pm – 6.40pm             Frances McCandless, Chief Executive of Charity Commission NI
                                         Words of Advice that I would give to Third Sector Trustees based on lessons learnt to date

6.40pm – 7.05pm             Brendan Mullan, Chief Executive, Virtus Consultancy
                                         Five Things Every Trustee Should Know
Trustees have a lot of responsibilities and not a lot of time. You can't do everything. But there are some things that, if you know them, guarantee you will be doing a good job. This short presentation will cover the five priority things that every trustee should know in order to be an excellent trustee and will help to clarify the purpose of the role and how best trustees can.

7.05pm - 7.15pm              Questions & Answers, Close

Please R.S.V.P to sarah@co3.bz.


Guest speakers include:

Frances McCandless, Chief Executive of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

Brendan Mullan, Director, Virtus Consultancy


Kindly hosted by

Brendan Mullan, Lead Consultant, Virtus Consultancy - See more at: http://www.co3.bz/event/co3-agm-festive-drinks-reception#sthash.GpmmJrs2...