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Trustees Week 2020: Governance & the principles of equality, equity & diversity (£5.00)
November 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm £5.00
About this Event
The average age of a trustee is 60-62 and only 0.5% of trustees are 18-24, despite making up 12% of the population. 2/3 of charity trustees are over 50. 51% of trustees are retired.
People of colour represent 8% of trustees (vs 14% of wider population). Other minority groups: disabled people and other minorities are likely to be under-represented (but no stats are available).
30% of trustees have a postgraduate education, 60% of trustees have professional qualification, 75% of trustees are from households above the national median for household income
In support of the many varied discussions about equality and equity in the charitable and not for profit sector, this special session will look at how boards, and management committees can address equality, diversity and create an inclusive environment for the recruitment and retention of trustees.
This short online session will explore
– The use of language
– The need for and tools for a structured approach for addressing equality on your board/ management committee
– How to avoid accusations of ‘tokenism’ when promoting equality and diversity
This session is suitable for trustees and senior staff in organisations.