Building Better Governance

Why choose Building Better Governance North East?

Getting your governance right can be tricky for non-profit organisations. However, it is absolutely crucial for achieving your organisation’s mission.

In partnership with VONNE and the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, Cass CCE is delighted to present the Building Better Governance programme for North East England. The programme is designed to share Cass CCE’s governance experts’ pracademic knowledge with sector leaders to improve governance effectiveness.

Programme dates and costs

Future Dates

The most recent series of Building Better Governance took place in Spring 2018. We are currently reviewing dates for 2018/19.


Full Programme (3 days) - £250

VONNE Membership+ holders will recieve a discount rate of £225

Individual days - £100

The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland is kindly supporting a buy one get one half price offer for organisations which book two full series places (for a senior manager and a trustee to attend). This offer is limited to organisations with an annual turnover of up to £750,000

The most recent series of Building Better Governance London took place in May 2016. We are currently reviewing dates for 2018/2019.

If you are interested in commisioning one of our governance programmes and want to find out more click here.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at medium sized organisations although all are welcome, in particular the course would benefit chairs, trustees, chief executives and others who have a governance function within their nonprofit organisation.

How to book

Booking will be available once 2018/19 series dates are confirmed. Please register you interest using the button at the bottom of the page.

For more information please contact Anne Fry at or call 0191 233 2000

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About the programme

The topics covered include:

  • Board involvement in strategy
  • Board reports and dashboards
  • Accountability
  • Board meetings
  • Board evaluation and performance
  • Key relationships in the top team (Chair/CE; Board and SMT)

"This series has been so helpful in providing ways of improving our governance. We are already reaping the benefits of some of the changes we have made. I would recommend the Cass CCE Building Better Governance series to anyone serious about improving their organisation."

Nevil Osborne, Chief Executive, Keniston Housing Association