Bookings open for ACAT’s new ‘Trustee Training for Churches’ course

March 23, 2021
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Bookings open for ACAT’s new ‘Trustee Training for Churches’ course

ACAT has launched a new course which is intended to ensure that church trustees have the requisite skills to meet their legal and moral obligations.

Our ‘Trustee Training for Churches’ course has been devised in response to feedback we’ve received from members about the need for this training.

The course has been tailored to ensure that trustees have the knowledge to consistently manage their churches in the most appropriate way.

Ashley Ellis, ACAT Executive Officer, said: “We always listen to what our members tell us – and this course has been devised to ensure that trustees have the requisite skills in place.

“I’d like to thank our highly experienced and knowledgeable trainer, Manny Kemp, who has worked exceptionally hard to bring this course to bear.

“ACAT opened bookings for this new course in mid-March – and some of the available sessions are already starting to sell out.

“I’d definitely encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment as spaces are now limited.

“And please do let your church’s trustees know about this course, too.”

ACAT’s Trustee Training for Churches course is taking place over two sessions – and we’re advising delegates to book both sessions at once.

Session one covers:
• An introduction to the charity legal framework and the concept of a trustee;
• An overview of church and charity governance; &
• Key processes for appointing, training, and managing trustees.

Session two explores the legal duties of trustees as set out in Charity Commission guidance ‘The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do’, including:
• Ensuring their own eligibility to be trustees;
• Ensuring the charity carries out its purposes for the public benefit;
• Complying with the charity’s governing document and the law;
• Acting in the charity’s best interests;
• Managing the charity’s resources responsibly;
• Acting with reasonable care and skill; &
• Ensuring the charity is accountable.

To book your place on ACAT’s new Trustee Training for Churches course, click HERE.