Board Health Check

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

What does this involve?

The Highlands and Islands Board Governance Health Check, Skills and Training programme is delivered by specialists from The Impact Hub in Inverness, who assess and support the boards of community organisations.

They will start with an assessment of your board through a paper review, skills questionnaire and telephone interview. This will be followed up with an action plan and a workshop session to work through the details.

Am I eligible?

This programme is open to any forward-thinking and ambitious board of a community or social enterprise organisation based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free service. The current Highlands and Islands Enterprise programme is being opened to applications from the wider third sector for a limited time.

Who is this for?

This programme aims to support the boards of community groups, charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

How long does this take?

The total time commitment for this programme is around 3 hours. 

This time is divided between several activities:

  • watching an introductory video (10 minutes)
  • completing an online skills questionnaire (20 to 30 minutes)
  • telephone interview with a selection of board members (1 hour)
  • action plan session (1 hour 30 minutes)

Important information

Successful applicants should note the following:

  • your application contact must be a board member
  • board members are committing to completing the skills assessment
  • board members will attend the governance workshop
  • board members are committing to meeting the training requirements highlighted in the training plan
  • this is a programme with limited places - your place is not guaranteed until it's confirmed

Next steps

Please complete an Expression of Interest form. Highlands and Islands Enterprise will then be in touch with more information. 

Support provided by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

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