Management committee/board members should have or ensure that they have access to the diverse range of skills, experience and knowledge needed to run the organisation effectively.
The responsibilities of the management committee vary widely and it is unlikely that each member will possess all the skills, experience and knowledge required. Indeed, some committee members may have been recruited specifically for their skills in a particular area. However, you should ensure that, as a collective, the committee holds the necessary expertise.
Principle 2 – An effective board will provide good governance and leadership by working well both as individuals and as a team
The board will have a range of appropriate policies and procedures, knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to enable both individuals and the board to work effectively. The board will plan for its own development and renewal by:
A skills diversity audit can be used to identify areas of knowledge or skill that need to be developed, either within the existing management committee or through targeted recruitment of new members.
Using the attached document, you can facilitate a simple audit exercise with your own management committee.
Management Committees operate most effectively when their members come with different skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. This variety helps the Committee meet its many responsibilities and contributes to the dynamics and creative energy within the group.