Monday, July 06, 2009

Independent advice: governor training

The Independent website is carrying an article from the Chair of the Association of Colleges announcing the setting-up of a Governors’ Council to provide support and guidance. The Council is a useful addition to the college sector landscape.

John Bingham notes both the value and the limits of institution-specific induction and training.

I would also suggest that college governors (and other board members) can get value from being briefed and challenged by an external trainer or facilitator. (I declare an interest.) Too often colleges exclusively rely on “insiders” (the college’s own managers and auditors) to provide training on how to monitor performance (of managers and auditors).

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