Trustees Together is a network and community of practice for trustees in the North East hosted by Yes We Can.
They meet three times a year to learn, forge connections, share knowledge and build collective confidence and capacity. And, most of all, grow and strengthen practice to be outstanding trustees. Each event will include a main theme with content given in an engaging way, guided networking to connect with each other and plenty of time for interactive elements to explore together the main theme plus other topics that come up during the event.
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, 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
Yes We Can
Yes We Can develops social change leadership in the north east. We work with social leaders to be better leaders, managers, trustees, networkers, collaborators, facilitators, coaches and mentors. We offer training programmes, workshops, coaching, mentoring, action learning, facilitation and other initiatives. We’re part of an ecosystem that supports and develops social leadership across our region. Together we work so our civil society is impactful, resilient and influential.