Trust CEO Professional Community

Our Trust CEO Professional Community is open to any serving CEO/ Accounting Officer.

All our Professional Communities are designed to be knowledge-building networks. The Professional Community is not a traditional leadership programme, nor is it a network in the commonly used meaning of that phrase. We want to be as precise as possible about why we are bringing colleagues together, so our half-termly Community sessions will be built on the domains of CST's Building Strong Trusts.

The problems we face as a system are complex problems meaning that, unlike complicated problems, they are unlikely to be easily predictable or analysable and can rarely be solved in the sense of finished. However, we can narrow the field of complexity and build stronger professional knowledge and expertise. This is what our Trust CEO Community of Practice intends to do.

It has never been more important that we build robust institutions that can respond to this complexity.

As a member of the community, you will also gain exclusive access to our virtual platform. CST Hive is a peer learning platform that connects you with a community of information, resources and support, that you can access anytime and anywhere. On the platform you'll find an ever-growing collection of resources, containing information about key knowledge areas needed in our profession, as well as a space to connect, learn and interact with your peers from across the country.

Membership of the community is included for accounting officers of member trusts as a benefit of CST membership. Join using the button below with your MyCST membership details.

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Session overview

Upcoming sessions

SESSION four: workforce resilience and wellbeing

10:00-11:00, Tuesday 5 March 2024

For this meeting we are delighted to be joined by Mandy Coalter, Founder of Talent Architects, to speak with us about workforce resilience and wellbeing.

SESSION five: Finance and Operations

10:00-11:00, Thursday 25 April 2024

Speakers TBA.

Session six: Public benefit and civic duty

10:00-11:00, Thursday 13 June 2024
Speakers TBA. 

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