Evolving higher education governance brochure
Our new Evolving higher education governance 2023-24 brochure details our support for boards, governance professionals and individual governors. Find out more about our consultancy and enhancement services, the dates for our Governor Development Programme 2023-24 and upcoming exclusive content and projects for Advance HE members.
The Governor Development Programme (GDP) was created in 2005 and built on the earlier initiatives of the Committee of University Chairs (CUC). The programme is designed to support Governors and governance professionals in all HE institutions throughout the UK and various events are held throughout the year.
GDP has been designed to address a broad range of needs across governance, while many of our events may be specifically relevant to those involved in particular aspects or roles within governance, anyone in HE who is interested is welcome to attend any event. Additional topical events will be added throughout the year to help address the evolving HE Governance environment. In order to provide this selection of events and seminars, we work in partnership with a number of key organisations including CUC, AUA and Guild HE.
|Upcoming Governance Events||Date||More information|
|GDP: Student Governor 1 - Face-to-face||7 September 2023||Find out more|
|GDP: Induction to Higher Education Governance for New Governors||11 October 2023||Find out more|
|GDP: New Governors of Scottish HEIs||25 October 2023||Find out more|
|GDP: Role and Responsibilities of Staff Governors||15 November 2023||Find out more|
|Governance Conference 2023||23 November 2023||Find out more|
|GDP: Nominations Committee - Skills and Diversity on the Board||13 December 2023||Find out more|
|Governance Professionals in HE||23 January 2024||Find out more|
|GDP: Student Governor 2 - Face-to-Face||24 January 2024||Find out more|
|GDP: Leading the Board||28 February 2024||Find out more|
|GDP: Nominations Committee - Audit & Risk||13 March 2024||Find out more|
|GDP: Induction to HE Governance for New Governors 2||10 April 2024||Find out more|
|GDP: Governance in Wales||17 April 2024||Find out more|
|Advance HE Clerks and Secretaries Network Event - Face–to–face||15 May 2024||Find out more|
|GDP: Governance in Scotland||22 May 2024||Find out more||GDP: Student Experience and Academic Assurance - Virtual||26 June 2024||Find out more|
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GDP provides an opportunity for Governors to hear from sector experts, to network with peers from other institutions and to explore in detail key issues impacting the sector and institutions.
The portfolio is designed to support all Governors, including Student and Staff Governors, board Chairs and those with oversight for governance of HE providers. Events are also tailored to the policy landscape and the distinct circumstances in each home nation.
To help you find the support best suited to your needs, we have aligned our events to the Governor's Pathway:
Scotland and Wales
Events are also tailored to the policy landscape and the distinct circumstances in each home nation. These events offer an opportunity for governors from Scottish and Welsh institutions to examine some of the distinctive features of the higher education system within a national context.