New AIM Seminars For Heritage Trustees

As part of the AIM Hallmarks Governance Programme, AIM is launching a new series of in-depth seminars for trustees of AIM member museums, galleries and heritage organisations.

These free seminars will build on the introductory regional workshops for trustees held in March and April and will offer greater insight into some of the topics raised by attendees at those events. For further information or to book your places, please email:

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Engaging Board Meetings

Led by Anne Murch and Gaby Porter, this workshop is for anyone who has ever felt that their board could be engaging with big, exciting questions as well as the routine oversight of their organisation. It will aim to answer questions such as “How do we engage board members in creative conversations and invite them to contribute their ideas with enthusiasm?” as well as enabling boards to ensure they bring their attention to what matters most for the organisation.


Thursday 7 July, 12.30 – 4.30 at Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre

Wednesday 19 October, 11.30 – 3.30 in London


Strengthening The Chair/Chief Executive Relationship

Led by Hilary Barnard and Ruth Lesirge, this seminar will explore what good shared leadership between Chair and Chief Executives looks like in practice. Designed to enable participants to develop an effective supportive and productive Chair/Chief Executive leadership model, it is essential that the Chair and Chief Executive attend as a pair.


Friday 15 July, 11.30 – 3.30, Bond Dickinson in London

Monday 12 December, 11.30 – 3.30 at Bar Convent, York


Reviewing Your Board For Succession Planning

Led by Joy Allen of Leading Governance, this seminar is for any board which needs to recruit new trustees or broaden its range of skills, this interactive workshop will provide practical tips for board succession planning, including how to conduct a useful skills audit and recruitment methods in practice.


Wednesday 28 September, 11.30 – 3.30 at Birmingham and Midland Institute

Monday 14 November, 11.30 – 3.30, in London


For further information or to book your place on any of these seminars, or to receive a copy of the latest AIM Newsletter for Heritage Trustees, please email:

If you would like to receive future editions of the AIM Newsletter for Heritage Trustees, please sign up here: AIM Heritage Trustees Newsletter Sign Up


The AIM Hallmarks Governance Programme is sponsored by Development Partners. Development Partners specialise in fundraising for heritage and cultural organisations. From strategic advice and campaign management to communications and bid-writing, the DP team works with Trustees, staff and volunteers to give organisations the best chance of success. Please visit the Development Partners website for further information:

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