Our Leading the Board event is part of the Governor Development Programme (GDP) and is designed to support those who are new to leading, or aspire to lead, a governing body (or committee) of a higher education institution. This event is delivered online with a focus on many of the current challenges of leading a board, including during a time of crisis such as the current COVID 19 situation.
Delivered with the support of the CUC – the membership body for Chairs of higher education institutions - the event will provide an opportunity to discuss and examine the role of the Chair in leading the board and the importance of creating a boardroom culture which enables effective governance, enabling attendees to develop confidence, skills and knowledge.
Wednesday 6 April
9:00 Introduction & Welcome (and breakouts)
9:20 Policy keynote
Dr Alexis Brown, HEPI
10:00 Leading the Board during a period of change - reflections of a panel of chairs
Chris Pomfrett, Falmouth University
Anulika Ajufo, UEL
Gary Dixon, Chair, University of Leicester
11:15 Moving the dial on academic assurance and student engagement
Ed Marsh, Middlesex SU CEO
Fiona Cownie, Deputy Chair, De Montfort University
Claire Taylor, DVC, Glyndwr University
12:00 Board effectiveness and equality, diversity & inclusion - the role of the Chair
12:45 How might higher education governance need to change over the next decade?
13:15 Feedback from breakouts