Join us? Connecting Young Professionals with Third Sector Leaders – Networking & Celebration Event

Connecting Young Professionals with Third Sector Leaders – Networking & Celebration Event

16th March 2016, The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University


It is with great pleasure that we at Young Professional Trustees (YPTrustees) write to invite you to our upcoming event, ‘Connecting with Young Professionals with Third Sector Leaders’. The event will be held at The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University on Wednesday 16th March 2016from6.00-9.30pm.


Based at Edinburgh Napier University, YPTrustees acts as a link between charitable organisations and students, helping to place students on charities’ Boards. As part of this, each year the University supports around 20 students to take part in the professionally accredited ‘Get on Board Programme’ (with ACGP). This initiative involves four sessions where students learn about Governance concepts and practice and are encouraged to undertake a board level position with a local charity, voluntary sector organisation or public body relevant to their interest and professional ambitions.


The event will not only provide an opportunity to learn more about the benefits of encouraging more young professionals to join boards, but will also allow our students to connect with Third Sector leaders and mark the celebration of this year’s Get On Board participants.


The full programme for the evening will be confirmed shortly, but we are delighted to announce that David Robb, Chief Executive of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regular (OSCR) will be joining us as our keynote speaker. We will be hearing from a number of special guests including Susan Wilson, Principal Officer at the US Consulate and Professor Robert Raeside, Director of the Employment Research Institute. The evening will also include an exciting discussion featuring a panel of our guests alongside some of our Young Professionals and Get On Board participants.


We very much hope you will be able to join us on the night, and ask you to book your please at our Eventbrite page HEREFurther information on the event including a full programme will be circulated soon.


If you would like to find out more information about YPTrustees or have any questions about the event, please email us at


Best wishes,


Miles Weaver                      Jane Devlin

Convener of YPT Board        YPT Chair of Strategy



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