GovernWell in-house training

Our core training modules can be delivered in-house for your council by our high-quality trainers, with content tailored to organisational training requirements.

In-house training ensures consistent learning of good practice across the whole council and provides a more open environment to discuss your most pressing issues. The training can be held virtually or locally to your trust, giving your governors the opportunity to meet and network outside formal council meetings. Course material can be designed for your training and development requirements, and to ensure consistency in learning across the whole council.

Since 2013 we have trained over 140 organisations, and in the past year 99% of delegates would recommend our in-house training to other governors.

In-house training courses offered:

  • Core skills
  • Accountability and holding to account
  • Effective questioning and challenge
  • Recruitment: the governor role in non-executive appointments
  • NHS finance and business skills
  • Member and public engagement
  • Effective chairing for governors

This isn't an exhaustive list, so please get in touch to discuss your training requirements and how we may be able to assist.

Council of governors' effectiveness survey

We also provide council of governors' effectiveness surveys which allow foundation trusts to gather the views of governors on the collective effectiveness of the council. The survey results are reviewed with the council during a development workshop to gain a collective understanding of what is working well and areas for improvement. This can be supplemented with a follow on programme of training and development for the council based on survey findings.


Would you like in-house training at your organisation? Contact us below for further information.

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 Organisations we have delivered in-house training for so far in 2023/24 include:

  • Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
  • Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  • King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation
  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  • University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust
  • West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
  • York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation

Board development in-house training

We also offer in-house training for our Board development programme. For more information please click here.