Governors' Programmes​

About our Governors’ Programmes

We have a range of different professional development opportunities for governors across 2023-2024, including in online training modules, as well as in-person and online inductions and conferences.

All of these CPD opportunities are available to all types of governors, with the exception of some targeted events (such as our student governor inductions, regional conferences, and staff governors conference) which provide learning content tailored to particular groups or specific regions.

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Current programmes on offer for Governors

Browse through the programmes below and view further information, including booking details.


Governance Development Programme

Package of 32 online modules aimed at developing the skills of both new and existing board members and, where appropriate, clerks/company secretaries in Further Education and Sixth Form Colleges. ​


Regional Inductions

Delivered in-person across different regions of England, the inductions aim to help support new college governors to gain a better understanding of their role and the further education sector. ​


Regional Conferences​

Delivered online across different regions of England, the conferences aim to support board members and senior leaders to improve board effectiveness and overall provider performance. ​


Student Governor Inductions​

Student Governor Inductions aim to help students understand their role within their college board. Delivered online​.


Student Governor Training​

Intended as a follow on from the Student Governor Inductions, the training events aim to help students further understand their role within their college board. Some delivered online and some face-to-face​.


Staff Governor Conference

3-hour online event exclusively for staff governors – includes opportunity for Q&A with speakers, small group discussions, and surgery sessions. We plan to run this event in December 2023.

For further info and booking – please email governance@etfoundation.co.uk​


Network Events

Series of online standalone events with opportunities to hear from guest speakers, as well as networking opportunities with others in FE governance. ​

For further info and booking – please email governance@etfoundation.co.uk​


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