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Governance Leadership Development Unit 1: The Role of the Chair

Unit 1: The Role of the Chair


This is an exciting opportunity to engage in this programme, which is specifically for experienced chairs, new chair of governors/or committees and aspiring chairs of governors/or committees. The programme provides a unique opportunity for you to work alongside colleagues in the city to improve your leadership of effective governance in the school


We fully recognise that Governors have busy lives and other commitments. Our flexible leadership training programme will take place in a small group (Max 10) to allow for the sessions to be both interactive and reflective in a supportive environment. The programme offers three face to face workshops, followed by a shorter final impact session. The sessions provide the opportunity to plan for and undertake a practical school based activity of your choice to meet the needs of your governing body, options to dig deeper into current governance and leadership issues and personally reflect on your own leadership impact. You will also be offered one personal focus session with an experienced facilitator to help you with your development needs. The course will help you to build transferable leadership skills.

Participants are expected to be able to attend all dates:
Thursday 8th Feb 10:00-15:00 Unit 1
Thursday 15 March 10:00-15:00 Unit 2
Thursday 24 May 10:00-15:00 Unit 3
Thursday 28 June Impact session 10:00-13:00
Personal Focus Session To be arranged with the course tutor

The cost to the school for the whole programme is £100.


To develop chairs as effective leaders who:
understand the scope and limits of their role
are able to develop a collaborative culture within the governing body and with leaders across the school

There are three sections to the unit:
being a leader
leading a team
being a boundary worker
The following activities will help you engage with the key learning in each section and require you to take responsibility for learning on behalf of others in the group.

Booking Information


Experienced chairs, new chair of governors/or committees and aspiring chairs of governors/or committees

08 Feb 2018 10:00 - 15:00

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Governor Support
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Date and Time

08 Feb 2018 10:00 - 15:00


Hove Town Hall Room G31 BN3 3BQ


Rose Wisdom