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Governor Development Programme Session 6 – Building an Effective Team

14th June 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST

During this session you will learn how to:

  • ensure that everyone understands why they have been recruited and what role they play in the governance structure
  • ensure new people are helped to understand their non-executive leadership role, the role of the board and the vision and strategy of the organisation enabling them to make a full contribution
  • set high expectations for conduct and behaviour for all those in governance and is an exemplary role model in demonstrating these
  • create an atmosphere of open, honest discussion where it is safe to constructively challenge conventional wisdom
  • create a sense of inclusiveness where each member understands their individual contribution to the collective work of the board
  • promote and foster a supportive working relationship between the: board, clerk/governance professional, executive leaders, staff of the organisation and external stakeholders
  • undertake open and honest conversations with board members about their performance and development needs, and if appropriate, commitment or tenure
  • recognise individual and group achievements, not just in relation to the board but in the wider organisation takes a strategic view of the skills that the board needs, identifies gaps and takes action to ensure these are filled
  • develop the competence of the vice-chair to act as chair should the need arise
  • build a close, open and supportive working relationship with the vice-chair which respects the differences in their roles
  • value the importance of the clerk/governance professional and their assistance in the coordination of leadership and governance requirements of the organisation
  • listen to the clerk/governance professional and takes direction from them on issues of compliance and other matters
  • lead discussions and decisions about what functions to delegate


14th June 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Event Category:


Online Session