Trustee Leadership Programme 2020

31 December 2020

Close Brothers’ Trustee Leadership Programme will be back for 2020

Delivered by social enterprise Cause4 in partnership with Close Brothers Asset Management and the Clothworkers’ Company, this award-winning Trustee course now trains over 500 Trustees a year and gives professionals the skills and confidence to join a charity as a board member.

An enriching career development opportunity offered over five evenings, the course covers the key responsibilities of Trustees and other regulatory issues alongside real-world insights from experts from across the charity sector.

The programme also runs a free charity matching service supporting participants on each programme to join Boards as Trustees.

Participants can benefit from accreditation from the Institute of Leadership Management.

The sessions give participants extensive time for Q&A and networking.



In 2020, the Trustee Leadership Programme will be delivered in Glasgow, Manchester and London. 

Get in touch with the Cause4 team at to register your interest and to be the first to hear when dates are released.



Now in its third year, the acclaimed Emerging Chairs Programme will be back for 2020, in a multi-evening course as well as its new one-day format. The sessions cover the key considerations and skills needed when chairing a Board of Trustees, and will give participants extensive time for Q&A and networking and to hear from people who have led a range of charities.

The course is suitable for those with aspirations to become Chairs of a charity or for those existing Chairs wanting to progress and develop in their role. All participants must have experience as charity Trustees.

Please get in touch with the Cause4 team at to register your interest and with any questions. 



Are you a business or charity looking to develop your CSR strategy or personal development opportunities? Do you want to keep employee engagement and satisfaction high? The Trustee Leadership Programme is now available in a bespoke format for businesses and charities wanting to offer it to their employees. Email for more information. 


All of our public-facing courses and many of the courses we run for corporates contain networking sessions between highly skilled alumni of the Programme and charities seeking Trustees. If you'd like to be in the pool of charities invited to these sessions, email for more information. 


Clearly articulated with a wide range of information provided and questions answered. Having a guest speaker and charity speed dating really brought it to life and gave meaning and context. - Lucy C-W, Local Government 

I really enjoyed the course. It was really useful to find out about how Charities operate, the role of Trustees and what is expected of Trustees. – Steve S, Accountant, EY

I attended the recent Close Brothers Trustee Leadership Programme, which I thoroughly enjoyed and would like to thank you for such a well organised and useful programme. – Charlotte S, Family law solicitor

Extremely helpful. It provided a real insight into the work of trustees. I liked the ability to ask questions of the Trustees and gain an understanding of the needs and issues faced by their charities. I’d definitely recommend. – Debbie K, Government solicitor

The structure of the course was ideal, I was able to comprehend and digest the responsibilities and expectations of a Trustee. - Rafia F, UBS


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Please contact us at Cause4 using the contact details below:

0207 247 2963

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