This programme is being delivered in conjunction with the Institute of Directors. The Chairs’ Leadership Programme provides a unique opportunity for college chairs and aspiring chairs to reflect on their role, develop their performance, and ultimately enhance the value they add to the board and their wider organisation. This will support the government’s strategy of developing a highly trained cadre of board members of FE and sixth form colleges, thereby enhancing performance and strengthening governance within the sector.
The programme enables Chairs to:
The programme is subsidised by the Department for Education (DfE), this is an indication of how much government values the role of the Chair and strong governance leadership in:
The key benefits for chairs taking part are:
The key benefits for the organisation that the Chair leads are:
The programme explores governance leadership with a clear focus on the development of the Chair’s personal impact as a reflective leader of the Board and the wider organisation.
The programme consists of a 2.5 day residential programme followed by Action Learning Sets, in which there will be opportunities to hear from thought-leaders in the field of governance leadership and fellow practitioners from within and beyond the sector, with ample opportunity for debate, dialogue and reflection.
Sessions are designed to facilitate discussion and stimulate new thinking, to generate ongoing learning both in those with deep governance experience as well as those new to the role of Chair, to encourage the sharing of practice and knowledge, and to create new networks of governance leaders across the sector.
The content is based on these themes: