E3M Event: Maximising Impact – The Implications for Governance

This E3M one-day seminar is aimed at CEOs of social enterprises, Chairs and non-Executive Directors. Building on E3M’s previous work in this area, it explores the key issues for successful governance, for social enterprises seeking to maximise their impact.

Combining expert input and case studies, the day will be highly participative, drawing out and sharing the experience and learning of those taking part.

The event is being developed with E3M’s core partners, BWB and Numbers for Good, and with special support from Big Society Capital and Telos Partners. Book via Eventbrite link at foot of page.


09.30 Welcome and introductions

‘The Get Informed’ Campaign (BSC)
Context: building on E3M’s previous work on governance
Introductions and brief initial conversation at tables

10.15 Maximising Impact
Case study
Table discussions – e.g:

How happy are you with your impact?
What’s getting in the way of maximising impact?
To what extent do impact considerations drive your decision making?
Do we take enough risks?
11.15 Break

11.30 Investment and risk
Case study
Table discussions – e.g:

Do we invest enough? Should we invest more?
What stops us from investing for impact?
How ready are we to invest for impact?
How capable are we at assessing and managing risk?
12.30 Lunch

13.20 Governance – what good looks like
Reflections on good governance/board practice – e.g. Clarity of purpose; Organisation (diversity, size, structure, development, succession, processes etc.); Dynamics (relationships, behaviours).

Case study

13.50 Maximising impact – exploring the governance implications
Table and plenary discussions/exercises around:
Role and Purpose, including e.g.

Consideration of capabilities, experience and contribution required from the board
Internal and external roles
Process and structure, including e.g.

Committees? Advisory panels?
What’s on the agenda? What SHOULD be on the agenda?
How do we make decisions? Consensus?
15.00 Break

15.20 Maximising impact – exploring the governance implications
Table and plenary discussions/exercises around:
The People Dynamic: relationships and behaviours, including:

Board/Exec (including ‘Wants and Offers’?)
Committees/advisory panels?
Board development, including:

Recruitment, assessment and succession
Governance through different phases of organisational development and growth.
16.30 Reflection and planning
Opportunity to reflect on key points from the day and identify actions, next steps, what we are going to do differently.

16.55 Wrap up and closing remarks

17.00 Close

Please click here to book a place at this event.