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Effective Governance

We have experience and expertise in supporting governing bodies across the UK to aid with board effectiveness, governor development, strategic sessions and widersupport for the governance community. Our support is realised through national programmes, topical events, action research and tailored services for individual institutions.

New Governor Development Programme (GDP) events brochure for 2021-22

Complete the form below to receive your copy of our new Governor Development Programme (GDP) events brochure for 2021-22. Evolving higher education governance to support and develop governors and governance professionals.

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In a turbulent operating environment all providers need high performing governing bodies that are equipped to determine the strategic course of the organisation. The effectiveness of a board and its committees depends on strong foundations.

At Advance HE we use three key lenses to explore effectiveness, based on years of research and experience evaluating governance in higher education. These are enablers; behaviours; and outcomes. By looking through these three lenses we are able to explore the processes andnpolicies, skills, culture and relationships and impact that add up to deliver good governance. Our programmes, events and bespoke consultancy all use this approach to ensure that your governance is as effective as it can be, drawing on the latest practice and insights from HE and beyond.

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Governance Conference 2021

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Governor Development Programme (GDP)

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.

Upcoming Governance Events Date More information
Student Governor 1 (Online) 8 September 2021 Find out more
GDP: Induction to Higher Education Governance for new Governors (Online) 13 October 2021 Find out more
Audit & Risk Committees (Online) 20 October 2021 Find out more
New Governors of Scottish HEIs (Online) 21 October 2021 Find out more
Role and Responsibility of Staff Governors (Online) 11 November 2021 Find out more
Governance Conference 2021: Evolving Governance fit for our futures (Online) 18 November 2021 Find out more
Governance Professionals in HE (Online) January 2022 Find out more
Student Governor 2 (Online) 26 January 2022 Find out more
Leading the Board - for new or aspiring Chairs (Online) 6 April 2022 Find out more
Governance in Wales (Online) 27 April 2022 Find out more
Clerks and Secretaries Network Event (Face to face) 11 May 2022 Find out more
Scotland Governance conference (Online) 19 May 2022 Find out more
Assuring Academic Outcomes and Student Experience (Online) 29 June 2022 Find out more
Chairs Development Programme Spring 2022 Find out more

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