Get on Board

Northside Partnership are delivering a 5 week ‘Get on Board’ course, to encourage and support local representation on local Boards and committees. They are hosting an Introductory Session for anyone who wishes to find out more on Monday 1st November, 7pm-8pm. No registration is needed to attend this Introduction.  

You can join this session on the evening with the following link:

If you would like to apply for your place on the 2021 Get On Board programme, please complete and submit this application by 11:55pm on Tuesday 2nd November:

Course Outline

Week 1 
Welcome and introductions
Introduction to course
Living in a democracy – what does that mean?
Active Citizenship in the Community
Introduction to Boards; What are they? What do they do?

Week 2
Different types of Boards
Role and responsibility of a Board
How does a Board support the work of a group / organisation / service?
Structure of a Board – members and roles
Board members: what is expected of them?
Importance of community members on Boards

Week 3
Servicing the community
Barriers for community members joining a Board
What skills do I have to offer to a Board?
Why should I consider volunteering?
What’s in it for me?
What would be expected of me?
Would there be supports to ensure I can contribute to the Board‘s work?

Week 4
What makes a good Board?
Structures, policies, plans, controls
Effective Board meetings
How would I raise concerns regarding Board procedures?

Week 5

What next?
Am I ready to join a Board? Why / Why not?
How would I go about offering to volunteer for a Board?
Discussion and evaluation of course content

If you require any additional information, please contact Northside Partnership directly!

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