This event will now be delivered online and is open for bookings. When you book this online event you can also invite two of your colleagues to attend for free. Just email email@example.com with the names, email addresses and job titles of the two colleagues you would like to invite to join you at the event.
For Chairs, sub-committee Chairs and aspiring Chairs.
This online event is designed to support those who lead, or aspire to lead, a governing body. The Chair is responsible for the leadership of the governing body or sub-committee and ensuring it operates effectively and efficiently. Those who take on the responsibility play a central role in establishing the culture by which the governing body operates and the extent to which openness and debate at its meetings is encouraged.
Delivered with the support of the CUC, this event will provide an opportunity to discuss and examine the role of the Chair in leading the board and deliberate the importance of creating a boardroom culture that allows openness and debate. It will also focus on the leadership of the board as a key determinate of governing body effectiveness.
The event will explore:
• The role of the chair in leading the board.
• The culture of the boardroom and how to encourage openness and debate.
• How to encourage and manage the participation of all governors.
• The importance of balancing the agenda and ensuring governors receive adequate and timely information to inform their decision-making.
• Managing relationships with the head of institution, deputy/vice-chair, committee chairs, governors and clerk or secretary.
• Recruiting a head of institution and new governors.
• Appraising governors.
• Dealing with difficult issues.
• How you know if the governing body is effective.
10.00am - Welcome and setting up the day
Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE & Chair, BPP University & Governor, Goldsmiths University of London
10.15am - Leading the Board in choppy times reflections from an outgoing chair
Chris Sayers, Chair of Northumbria University & Chair of the Committee of University Chairs
11.00am - Mainstreaming equality, diversity and inclusion on the governing body
Monica Chadha, Vice Chair, Queen Mary University of London
Paul Cleal, Vice Chair, Kingston University
11.45am - Tea and coffee break (in your kitchen)
12pm - PANEL: Is the model for HE governance still fit for purpose?
Dame Margaret Hodge, Chair of Council, Royal Holloway University of London
Paul Greatrix, Registrar and Secretary, University of Nottingham
Professor Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor, Sussex University
Justine Andrew, Market Director Education, KPMG & Governor, Leeds Trinity University
12.50pm - Understanding Governing Body Effectiveness
Alison Wheaton, PhD candidate in university governance, IoE University College London and Associate, Advance HE
13.30pm - Final thoughts and conclusion
Aaron Porter, Associate Director (Governance), Advance HE
13.45pm - Close