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Governance: How we support members

Good governance is essential to the successful running of colleges. We provide services, support and guidance specifically for governance professionals, chairs and all governors.

We offer a dedicated advice service to inform on any aspect of governance including policy, funding, law and best practice, and also deliver governor inductions, policy seminars and webinars on critical issues.

In addition, AoC provides the opportunity for governors and governance professionals to meet both locally and nationally to share best practice and influence policy.

The Governance team provide:

  • access the chairs and vice chairs Q&A webinar
  • a monthly governance briefing
  • invitations to attend governance professionals', governor and chairs' networks and conferences
  • access to the governance area of the website with important updates resources, templates, guides and hot topics.

AoC National Chairs’ Council

We developed the AoC National Chairs' Council in 2008. The Council’s mission is "to develop and use the experience and expertise of governors, to represent their views in the formulation of AoC policy and promote best practice in college governance".

AoC National Governance Professionals’ group

This group's mission is "to promote excellence in governance by providing a mutual support network for clerks, representing the views of clerks, and providing a communications channel to and from clerks and other groups and individuals who are in a position to influence college governance".