NEW - Evolving higher education governance brochure for 2022-23
Our new brochure sets out our support for boards, individual governors and governance professionals including governance programmes, conferences and events for 2022-23. To receive your copy by email please complete the form below.
The Governor Development Programme (GDP) was created in 2005 and built on the earlier initiatives of the Committee of University Chairs (CUC). The programme is designed to support Governors and governance professionals in all HE institutions throughout the UK and various events are held throughout the year.
GDP has been designed to address a broad range of needs across governance, while many of our events may be specifically relevant to those involved in particular aspects or roles within governance, anyone in HE who is interested is welcome to attend any event. Additional topical events will be added throughout the year to help address the evolving HE Governance environment. In order to provide this selection of events and seminars, we work in partnership with a number of key organisations including CUC, AUA and Guild HE. Advance HE’s governance activity including GDP is supported and overseen by our Governor Development Advisory Forum (GDAF) made up of governors, chairs, governance professionals and sector partners and agencies including UUK, CUC and NUS.
|Upcoming Governance Events||Date||More information|
|GDP Student Governor 1 - Virtual||14 September 2022||Find out more|
|GDP Audit & Risk Committees - Virtual||12 October 2022||Find out more|
|GDP Induction to HE Governance for New Governors - Virtual||13 October 2022||Find out more|
|GDP Induction to HE Governance for New Governors in the Scottish sector - Virtual||19 October 2022||Find out more|
|GDP Role and Responsibilities of Staff Governors - Virtual||9 November 2022||Find out more|
|Governance Conference 2022 - London, venue TBC||24 November 2022||Find out more|
|GDP Nominations and Governance Committees; board diversity, succession and effectiveness - Virtual||14 December 2022||Find out more|
|Governance Professionals in HE Programme - Virtual||24 January 2023||Find out more|
|GDP Student Governor 2 - Virtual||25 January 2023||Find out more|
|GDP Leading the Board - Virtual||19 April 2023||Find out more|
|GDP Governance in Wales - Virtual||26 April 2023||Find out more|
|GDP Induction to HE Governance for New Governors 2 - Virtual||3 May 2023||Find out more|
|Advance HE Clerks and Secretaries Network Event - Face-to-face||10 May 2023||Find out more|
|GDP Governance in Scotland event - Virtual||16 May 2023||Find out more|
|GDP Student Experience and Academic Assurance - Virtual||28 June 2023||Find out more|
GDP provides an opportunity for Governors to hear from sector experts, to network with peers from other institutions and to explore in detail key issues impacting the sector and institutions.
The portfolio is designed to support all Governors, including Student and Staff Governors, board Chairs and those with oversight for governance of HE providers. Events are also tailored to the policy landscape and the distinct circumstances in each home nation.
To help you find the support best suited to your needs, we have aligned our events to the Governor's Pathway:
Scotland and Wales
Events are also tailored to the policy landscape and the distinct circumstances in each home nation. These events offer an opportunity for governors from Scottish and Welsh institutions to examine some of the distinctive features of the higher education system within a national context.