Board development programme: Effective challenge, February 2022

Date: 03 February 2022

Time: 09:30

Venue: Virtual event via Zoom

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Course overview

The role of a unitary board is to formulate the organisation’s strategy, ensure delivery of annual strategic objectives, and shape a healthy organisational culture. Effective and constructive challenge, scrutiny and support throughout the governance framework are essential if the board is to achieve these responsibilities.

The absence of effective challenge has often been found to be a contributory factor in high profile NHS governance failures but difficult operating environments can result in organisations leaning towards becoming more supportive thereby reducing the level of challenge. Alongside this, the introduction of system partnerships, whilst maintaining the current organisational accountabilities, exposes organisations to increased and new risks. Therefore, the ability to have effective and courageous conversations both within and outside of organisational boundaries will be essential for any high performing trust.

This practical workshop aims to develop skills of effective, constructive challenge and holding to account through clarifying the role and responsibilities of the unitary board, committees and individuals. During the day there will be opportunities to explore different approaches to questioning.

Who should attend?

An excellent day. All sessions were informative, extremely useful and allowed space for valuable discussion.


Course objectives

Virtual course format

This course is a full day event running in two sections across the day.

Section one: 9.30am - 12.00pm
Section two: 1.30pm - 3.45pm

Please note this is subject to change.

This event showed what effective challenge looks like and the difference between reassurance and assurance.


How to book

Module cost per delegate (ex VAT) - Member: £245, Non Member: £295

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.

In-house training

This course can also be delivered exclusively for your organisation with in-house training. This can be tailored to your needs ensuring consistency throughout your organisation.

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