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How to: become a trusted advisor


At a glance

As a governance professional, it is important that your board has the upmost confidence in your abilities to provide accurate and well-sourced advice.

You will cover:

be aware of the principles behind building trust
understand the importance of asking questions in order to build trust
have a clear picture of how to ensure the advice you give is accurate and well-sourced
know the steps to be taken when you don’t have the answer yourself
Study time

30 minutes

Certificate upon completion

Module description

The impact of poor advice can be detrimental to quality of governance and ultimately the life chances of children at your school or trust, so it is vital that your board can trust you to provide sound advice.

Through the use of interactive activities, scenarios and helpful tips from an experienced governance professional, this module will help you to build your confidence when it comes to advising your governing board or committee, ultimately enabling them to make decisions that are fully researched and thought through.

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    • “It is great to have the opportunity to do these training modules. I am quite experienced as a clerk to governors but the modules area an opportunity to refresh knowledge and learn some new things which will support mean to continue to be effective in my role.”

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      Who developed this module?

      Amy Wright
      Amy Wright

      Clerking Development Manager

      Amy steers the support, advice and training available to clerks and other governance professionals. She has over 20 years’ experience in governing roles and working as a clerk to various governing bodies in schools.

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