This event is designed for both committee members and the staff who support them, recognizing their significant contributions to creating a more inclusive and effective governance framework.
At this event, we will delve into the fundamental principle that governance can only be truly effective when it adopts an inclusive approach. Together, we will explore how the Nominations Committee, along with individual members, can take a leading role in driving inclusivity across various aspects of governance. This includes overseeing board diversity and recruitment processes, strategically planning for successions, and promoting effective assurance of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) as well as a positive organizational culture within their institutions.
Drawing upon the extensive expertise of Advance HE, we will share insights, best practices, and examples of successful change from a diverse range of speakers and higher education providers. Throughout the event, there will be ample opportunities for attendees to actively participate, share their own experiences, and engage in meaningful discussions.
This standalone one-day event offers a unique platform to learn from the sector-wide initiatives conducted by Advance HE, including the HE Board Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit and the Diversity of Governors Report. By attending, you will gain valuable knowledge, practical tools, and fresh perspectives to drive positive change in governance practices within your institution.
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Who is this event for?
This event will be of benefit to both new and experienced members of Boards and Board Committees, and offers insights to governors, university leaders and governance staff.
09:30am Welcome & Introductions - Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE
09:50am Advance HE Board Diversity Toolkit - Colette Fletcher, Head of Consulting and Governance, Advance HE
10:30am The Facts and Figures on UK HE Boards - Amanda Aldercotte, Head of Knowledge and Research, Advance HE
11:00am Improving Board Diversity - Learning Lessons From Beyond HE - Penny Wilson, CEO, Getting on Board
11:30am Panel - Skills and Diversity is the Dial Moving Quickly Enough on HE Boards? - Malcolm John, Founder, Action for Trustee Racial Diversity & Tessa Hamilton, Partner (Education), GatenbySanderson
12:15pm Discussion Groups - What is Your University Approach to Improving Skills and Diversity on the Board?
12:50pm Wrap Up
Speakers and presenter for the event are being approached and will include associates involved with Advance HE’s work across diversity and inclusion, professionals with expertise in board practice and HE Governors and governance services staff.
This event will be delivered virtually through Zoom, with joining instructions sent out by the governance team two weeks before the day of the event.
Along with the joining instructions and links delegates will receive a copy of the programme, with finalised timings, topics, and speakers.
The event will be delivered as as a series of presentations, discussions and panels, with time after each for questions and comments.
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