Professional Development

Welcome to ACF’s Professional Development Programme 2017 – a suite of short courses and seminars on the role and work of charitable foundations. This programme consists of a range of stand-alone courses and seminars, designed to benefit staff and trustees of trusts and foundations.

The programme is structured into three strands:

Many of our courses and seminars have a focus on learning from external experts, whilst others enable participants to explore and discuss specific themes with peers. Several are designed and delivered by practitioners working in the field, offering a unique insight not available elsewhere. ACF courses and seminars are opportunities for staff and trustees of trusts and foundations to come together and learn with one another, creating a space to ask questions about the topic and develop ideas and professional practice.

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What it means to be a foundation trustee

This seminar has been designed to provide a tailored overview of trustee roles and responsibilities within the context of trusts and foundations, and it will include a discussion of current compliance and governance issues affecting them.

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Funding plus

This seminar is a unique opportunity to hear from a panel of experienced practitioners about their experience of funding plus – the good, the bad and the ugly – from the perspective of both foundations and researchers.

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Reading applicants’ accounts

This essential and popular course gives grant-makers an understanding of applicants’ statutory accounts and the legal and accounting framework of which they are a part.

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