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Governance Effectiveness Projects: Supporting Inclusive Boards 2022-23

Our second network series for supporting board diversity, in support of the higher education governance community.

The Supporting Inclusive Boards programme will convene governance professionals in a series of developmental, online sessions to enhance and share thinking, noting the importance of the role of the governance professional in implementing change.

Participants will join an online community and four virtual workshops.

Using Advance HE’s Board Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit as a guide, the community will work through this theme including, preparing the board and creative solutions to generating diverse board candidates, to successful recruitment, induction and retention.

An Advance HE member benefit

Supporting Inclusive Boards is an Advance HE member benefit and is open to colleagues at Advance HE member institutions. If you are interested in participating in this programme please book your place for all four sessions.

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The Supporting Inclusive Boards programme

The Supporting Inclusive Boards programme is a series.  To get the best out of it, participants are encouraged to come to all four sessions.

We encourage you to check these dates in your diary to ensure you can attend all four workshops. We will ask you to invite the Chair or a member of your Governance and Nominations Committee to the final workshop.

Come with curiosity and openness on a journey to see what becomes possible in an inclusive environment. Together we can achieve more.

Session One

Exploring where you are and visioning where you want to be and why.
Monday 20 February 12:30 - 14:00 GMT

Session Two

Discovering strategies to enhance engagement - from recruitment to induction
Monday 20 March 12:30 - 14:00 GMT

Session Three

Energising board performance through inclusion – induction to belonging
Monday 17 April 12:30 - 14:00 BST

Session Four

Building to last - sustainable strategies and collaboration for the future
Monday 15 May 12:30 - 14:00 BST
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Podcast: An introduction to the programme

In this conversation, Kim Ansell, Senior Adviser at Advance HE is joined by Tesse Akpeki, Director of Tesse Akpeki Associates Ltd to discuss the value of this programme and what participants can expect from being part of it.

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Insights from the 21-22 The Supporting Inclusive Boards Programme

As Advance HE publishes its Diversity of governors in higher education report, the second in the series, Kim Ansell reflects on the ‘Supporting Inclusive Boards’ initiative in 2021-22 and Advance HE plans to continue the important work of supporting inclusive Boards.

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Project Facilitator

Kim Ansell

Senior Consultant, Governance and Leadership, Advance HE

She has worked across higher and professional education providing support to groups at all levels including senior leadership teams and Boards, to facilitate change, strategic thinking, planning and performance improvement. Kim has recently led the Advance HE membership-themed month on the topic of Transforming Organisations from student to board. 

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An Advance HE member benefit

Member Projects are part of Advance HE's member benefits for the 2022-23 membership year. Click below to see the full range of benefits available.

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