New programme of support for FE board chairs

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has launched a new programme of interactive and engaging development which responds to recent research conducted with FE and Sixth Form College Chairs. The study identified key elements which Chairs felt would enable them to deliver greater impact.

The Chairs Development Programme (strand two) will provide high-quality learning in key aspects of college governance linked to the competency framework developed for chairs, including systems thinking, partnership building, team building, impact and influence, continuous learning, creativity and innovation, corporate leadership, people and performance management, and compliance and accountability.

It will consist of a face-to-face afternoon session – taking place alongside SET24, the annual conference of the Society for Education and Training, at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham on Tuesday 16 January – followed by an online session that will be offered on various dates between January and March.

The programme will be delivered by two highly experienced former College Group CEOs, Amanda Melton CBE and Dame Sally Dicketts. Since leaving their CEO roles, on behalf of ETF, they have been examining the potential of Chair and Board in securing the very best experience for students and stakeholders.

For further details, and to book, visit the ETF Course Booking website.

The programme is part of a wider offer of support for governance in the FE and Skills sector from the ETF. For details, visit the Governance Programmes page of the ETF website.