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The role of the Committee/Board in delivering good governance

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The role of the Committee/Board in delivering good governance

Date: 26 March 2019 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Course duration: 1 day
Venue: Bob Allan Conference Centre, Saracen House, 139 Saracen Street, Glasgow, G22 5AZ
Costs: Members £100.00 / Non-Members £200.00

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

One of the hallmarks of an effective Committee/Board is that members know and understand clearly their roles and responsibilities. Housing Associations and Cooperatives base their approach to governance on common policies that, set out the conduct expected from members, the range of their responsibilities and explain how they are to fulfil their function as a governing body to run meetings and make decisions.


Course content

  • What is good Governance?
  • Role of the Committee/Board
  • Key functions of a Committee/Board member
  • Delegation and the role of senior staff
  • The view of the Scottish Housing Regulator (SHR)
  • What your policies say – key governance documents
  • Knowledge and skills required to be an effective member


Learning outcomes  

  • By the end of this session you will be able to:
  • Describe the role of the Committee/Board in leading the housing association or cooperative
  • Explain the role of staff in the housing association or cooperative 
  • Discuss the Committee’s/Board’s governance role and the role of office bearers
  • Appreciate the importance of confidentiality, codes of conduct and the expectations of the Scottish Housing Regulator 


Trainer: Alan Ferguson