JHub are delighted to partner with the Association of Chairs and ACEVO to host their popular course ‘Dynamic Duo’, a course designed to help Chairs and CEO’s explore how to work together and strengthen their relationships.


When the relationship between Chair and Chief Executive is strong – they are a ‘dynamic duo’ – both adding value to the organisation. This event will explore how to balance the roles between the Chair and the Chief Executive and how to bring out the best in each other.

This full-day course will look at the Chief Executive/Chair relationship from both perspectives, offer practical insights into how to work together and will provide you with a framework for thinking about the relationship. It will also include an interview with a Chair and CEO that will explore the relationship in practice and is an opportunity for you to hear from and share ideas with your peers.


Topics that will be covered include:

  • What does the relationship look like when it works well?
  • Practical realities and experiences from Chairs and CEO’s
  • How to establish and develop a supportive culture

The workshop provides a rare opportunity for Chair’s and CEO’s to take some time out together to reflect on your relationship and take stock of your organisation. Therefore we particularly recommend that you come as a pair.


This session is open to invited attendees only.

Trainer Biography

About – Ruth Lesirge, Ros Oakley and Jenny Berry  

Ruth Lesirge is the Chair of the Association of Chairs. She has 35 years’ experience of work within the public and third sectors, including a previous career as Principal of an adult and community education service.

Ros Oakley is the Executive Director and one of the founders of the Association of Chairs. She has 25 years’ experience in leadership, management and policy roles in the charity sector.

Jenny Berry is the Director of Leadership and Governance at the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. Previously, Jenny’s 25 year career in the Third Sector took her to the role of CEO of the Community Transport Association- a UK wide membership body based in the Manchester.

About – Association of Chairs

Association of Chairs supports charity and non-profit Chairs to lead their boards effectively and ensure delivery of their organisations’ mission.

About – the Association of the Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations

The Association of the Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations is the UK’s largest network of civil society leaders, offering peer support, networking opportunities and professional development to Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.

Extra Information

The event will start at 10:15am with registration and refreshments and end at 4pm.

A vegetarian lunch will be served; if you have any dietary requirements please let us know.

JHub is in Haskell House, 152 West End Lane, London, NW6 1SD. For directions please follow this link.

Please note there is no parking at JHub.