Session impact

Having a difficult conversation is always daunting. However, knowing when and how to hold a courageous conversation can have a real impact on the outcome.

Being able to ask probing questions, to challenge proportionately and to know when to hold a courageous conversation are key governance skills that we will cover in this session.

The purpose of the session

At the end of this session participants will have examined their board’s approach to this aspect of their governance role and will have looked at a range of approaches for ensuring that they find the answers they need and are confident in following up with a courageous conversation when necessary.  

What will this session cover?

  • Board competencies
  • Types of question
  • Possible scenarios
  • When to escalate an issue
  • When to follow up and how

 Who should attend?

Governors, trustees and academy committee members

The senior leadership team and clerk should attend

This session is for suitable for a number of schools to share

How will the session work?

This is a two hour session.

All NGA sessions are interactive and provide information, activities and opportunities for discussion.

There is a short post session activity to embed learning.

For more information on this session, contact us below or call 0121 237 3788

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