Board development programme: Effective chairing of organisations - June - July 2024

Date: 14 June 2024

Time: 09:30

Venue: Workshop 1 on Zoom, workshops 2 and 3 in Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ

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Course overview

This three-part training is for new or aspiring chairs in the NHS focused on the chair’s role in chairing an NHS organisation and developing an effective unitary board.

Workshop 1 is a half day module delivered virtually, workshops 2 and 3 are  full day workshops delivered face-to-face in London. 

The intention is to develop peer network learning within the training cohort, and therefore it is expected that each delegate attends all three workshops as part of the training. By booking on to this event, you are booking to attend each of the three dates within the training. The dates for the next cohort are:

Module 1 – Governance: Friday 14 June 2024, 9.30am - 1.00pm virtual via Zoom

Module 2 – Board and system relationships: Thursday 4 July 2024, 10.00am - 4.00pm face-to-face in Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ

Module 3 –Managing relationships and putting into practice: Friday 5 July 2024, 9.30am - 3.30pm face-to-face in Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ

Who should attend?

"Great support form NHS Providers - seamless organisation; and really generous speakers - all experienced, honest and realistic about challenges and how to tackle them"

Tracy Dowling, NED at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust    Attended in 2023

Course objectives

Corporate governance in the UK is based on a separation of powers, with the chief executive leading the management of the organisation and the chair leading the board.

It is the chair’s responsibility to ensure that the membership of the board is equal to the task it faces and to ensure that the board is effective in carrying out its duties - from setting strategy, to overseeing the work of the executive, to triangulating information to confirm assurance. This course will also explore how to get the best from your board in terms of its dynamics and relationships recognising the board is a team. In NHS foundation trusts, the chair also leads the council of governors in examining the performance of the board and in representing the interests of the public.

The course objectives are:

"An excellent course and am extremely grateful to have been able to have been part of it. We bonded well as a great network of NEDs and new Chairs and I am sure the benefits of these new found friendships will continue."

Virtual attendee    

Virtual course format

This training consists of three workshops. Delegates are expected to attend all three workshops. Workshop 1 will be delivered virtually, and workshops 2 and 3 will be delivered face-to-face in Broadway House, Tothill Street, London, SW1H 9NQ. Please contact us for more information.

How to book

Module cost per delegate (ex VAT) - Member: £935, Non Member: £1,122.

This cost is to attend all three parts of the training.

You will need to provide a purchase order number at booking to confirm your place on this course. Card payments are also accepted.

Follow the booking link at the top of this page and create an account if you have not already done so.

Booking on to this event means you are booking on to all three parts of the training. 

"The opportunity to explore what it means to be a chair, with others aspiring to be a chair and those that have already attended that role was invaluable."

Virtual attendee    

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