ETF Governance Professionals' Development Programme

ETF has been commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to design and deliver a framework of learning and development for the governance professionals of FE and Sixth Form college governing bodies.

There has been little or no professional or strategic development for clerks within the FE sector since the removal of the FE Clerks Qualification – nearly 10 years ago. The role of an effective governance professional has expanded to technical adviser and strategic enabler, a critical role in meeting the administrative and procedural requirements of Boards and enabling efficient, effective discussion and decision making.

This programme is now in its second year.

Induction and Mentoring programme

This programme aims to induct and mentor those who are new to clerking / governance (and possibly the FE sector), having taken up post within the last 18 months. The induction enables governance professionals to understand what their role is, what is expected of them and how this role should develop over a period of time.

The programme will be delivered on the following dates:  

  • 5 October 2021 (whole day, face to face session)
  • 12 October 2021 (half day, virtual)
  • 19 October 2021 (half day, virtual)
  • 2 November 2021 (half day, virtual)

Mentoring sessions will take place over 6 months. Participants will be matched with an experienced governance professional who will provide unique and personalised support. The cost of the programme is £325.

To find out more information and book your place, please visit the ETF website here

Expert programme (Technical aspects of being a Governance Professional)

This programme builds on the induction and mentoring programme for governance professionals. This programme should act as a refresher for existing governance professionals, more experienced governance professionals and those who are keen to learn more. 

This programme will be delivered on the following dates: 

  • 13 October 2021 (whole day, face to face session)
  • 24 November 2021 (whole day, virtual)
  • 19 January 2022 (whole day, virtual)
  • 9 February 2022 (whole day, virtual)

Participants will also have access to an online modular programme to focus on the technical aspects of their role. The cost of the programme is £425.

To find out more information and book your place, please visit the ETF website here

 

ETF Governance Professionals' Leadership Programme - Delivered by Institute of Directors (IoD) on behalf of ETF

This 2.5-day residential programme, developed with the IoD, explores the role of the governance professional, how they can become an authoritative voice on governance, while providing effective support for the chair and the wider board. 

SESSION 1 : Face to Face

Date: 07/11/2021 - 09/11/2021

Venue: Ettington Park Hotel, Alderminster, CV37 8BU

Click here to find out more