Raising the voice of the VCS on partnership boards

Posted on 8 July 2014

On Tuesday 24th June 10.30am - 11.30am the London for all programme held a webinar for VCS organisations who sit on cross boards or partnerships.

This thought provoking and challenging webinar was presented by Ross Diamond, Director of Redbridge CVS.  Ross looked at some of the key challenges for VCS representatives sitting on these boards and offered some practical advice on how to ensure you are a strong and influential voice for those you speak for. Ross looked at:

What is "representation" - who or what do you represent?

  • What is the difference between a delegate & representative?
  • The need to consult those you represent -  and to demonstrate that you do this
  • provide feedback to those you represent

Your roles and responsibilities

  • as a board member (ie "Corporate responsibility" to the Board you are on)
  • as VCS rep (ie responsibility to those you are representing)

Influencing skills and qualities

How do you demonstrate your value

  • Clarity and Integrity
  • Real vs symbolic wins

If you would like to listen to the webinar please play the file on the top right of the page or download it using the link below.

44MB WMV file: Download raising the Voice of the VCS on partnership boards

Listen to the webinar