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Innovations at Work

Governance and mapping your responsibilities as a Board Member


Social Housing Association

Written by Innovations at Work

Module 1:

Friday evenings programme 6.00pm 7.10pm

Learning outcomes
By the end of this module, Board Members should be able to: Identify what they want from the weekend; Share the good practice that Board Members demonstrate;

Identify the principles that underpin good practice in governance and develop a confidence to promote these across.

Programme for module 1


6.00 Chair Welcome, introductions and context Innovations At Work Objectives, learning outcomes and groundrules

6.10

Saying what you want to learn from the residential

6.30

Board Members identify and share the good practice that SIMBA demonstrates and the NHF requires

7.00

Good practice in governance: Identifying the three keys to excellent Governance and their underpinning principles

7.10

Close

7.30

Dinner

Module 2:

Saturday 9.30 4.30

Learning outcomes
By the end of this module, Board Members should be able to: Gain feedback from Board self assessment procedure to monitor their own competencies; Review and update policies; Know when to treat people the same and treat people differently; Know how and why African Caribbean men and woman are the groups that are more likely to be discriminated against; Take steps to eradicate both explicit discrimination and subtle forms of bad treatment against African Caribbean men and woman; Respond confidently with knowledge to the legal quiz; Develop their knowledge and responsibilities within the legal framework; Understand that the Boards role carries Public duties and Specific Duties in the legal responsibilities; Practice responses to challenges that the Board and its staff may face.

Programme for module 2


9.30 Welcome / learning objectives for Day 2.

9.40 10.00 10.45

Self assessing your knowledge and skills as a Board member. Reviewing and updating policies and the requirements of the NFH. Equalities tool-kit 1 : Being clear when to treat people the same and when to demonstrate difference.

11.00 11.15

Tea / coffee break Equalities tool-kit 2 Identity recognition from the MacPherson report Equalities tool-kit 3 how discrimination disproportionally works against African Caribbean men

12.30

The legal responsibilities the Board has to deliver legal quiz

1.00 1.45

Input by trainer

Lunch Be proactive map out the risks facing X in the: Short term Mid term Longer term

2. Start identifying the catalysts for change 2.45 3.00 Tea / coffee break PART 2 Identify the catalysts for change CONTD Next, rate the risks 3.30 4.40 4.50 5.00 7.00 Challenges that the Board may face Feedback DAY 3 plans Close Dinner

Module 3: Sunday 9.30 1.00pm


Learning outcomes
By the end of this module, Board Members should be able to: Develop clarity over why taking individual responsibility for areas of concern / development are critical; Allocate roles to clarify who is undertaking which concerns / development area; Produce a clear action plan mapping their area of concern / development.

Programme for module 3


9.30 9.40 Welcome / learning objectives for Day 3 Chair: Why it is important for the Board to take individual responsibility for areas of concern / development. SMT: How individual responsibility helps the MDs operational role. 10.00 10.30 Allocating roles of concern / development to different Board Members. Developing a process for reporting on responsibilities Developing actions plans for each responsible area. 11.15 Tea / coffee Moving out of rooms / paying bills. 11.35 Building into the action plans: - monitoring and evaluating procedures; - success criteria; - emergency procedures; - contingency plans where appropriate. 12.30 12.45 1.00 1.10 Feedback and agreements. Evaluation. Close. Lunch