Trustees Together is a network and community of practice for trustees in the North East hosted by Yes We Can.
We meet three times a year to learn, forge connections, share knowledge and build our collective confidence and capacity. And, most of all, grow and strengthen our practice to be outstanding trustees. Our gatherings are in March, July and November each year.
The first gathering is Thursday 28 March 2019, 4 - 7pm in Newcastle or Gateshead (we’re still working on a venue). The interactive event will include time for you to reflect on yourself as a trustee, guided networking with other trustees, group discussions and informal networking. It’s free, and all you need is a commitment, interest or passion in trusteeship and a willingness to share and learn.
Communities of practice
Communities of practice are “groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly”. The idea was developed by Etienne and Beverley Wenger-Trayner.
A community of practice needs three things: a shared interest or domain, a community and a practice plus time and regular interaction.
- shared interest: community members share an interest or domain, are committed to it and have shared skills and know how
- community: community members come together in joint activities and discussions, help each other, share information, build relationships, grow trust, learn from each other and care about everyone doing well
- practice: community members are practitioners and develop shared resources and practices such as experiences, stories, tools and ways of addressing recurring problems
Trustees Together has grown out of the Better Governance collaborative working group, part of North East Together: leaders’ network for social change.