Development for Boards programme journey:

Boards programme journey

Week numbers for guidance only. Please check cohort dates and details
on the NGA Leading Governance website.

The development programme for boards is designed for each board’s development needs; common aspects for all programmes will include the elements described below:

Leadership development

Programme length – approximately three terms

The chair or future chair will take part in a development programme for chairs, both developing leadership competencies and building a self-supporting network 

Board diagnostics

In the first half term

The board and senior executive leaders will complete an online board evaluation survey; an NGA consultant will work with the chair analysing the results and advise on the plan for board development

Board development

To run for about a term and a half

The NGA consultant will engage with the board through workshop delivery, bespoke training or meeting observation. They will design ongoing support according to areas for development thus ensuring that the action planning is meaningful and on track

Evaluation

The final half term

The board will re-evaluate its effectiveness and, with the NGA consultant, progress and impact will be reported

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