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Supporting and enhancing Policy Governance implementation in further education colleges – a 1 day UKPGA event September 30, 2010

Posted by ukpga in Uncategorized.

This one-day workshop has been developed specifically to support the boards, principals and clerks of FE Colleges in the UK who are involved in introducing or operating systems of governance based on John Carver’s Policy Governance® model1. You are invited to join this unique gathering of experienced colleagues as well as persons who have been professionally engaged in leading the development of Policy Governance and supporting Further Education bodies in the UK and North America.


1) Participants have a clear understanding of the potential of Policy Governance for UK FE Colleges1.

2) Participants have a clear understanding of the challenges UK FE Colleges face in implementing Policy Governance.

3) Participants have shared ideas, experience and resources for supporting and enhancing Policy Governance implementation.

Suitable For

Members of boards and staffs involved in introducing or supporting College board development using Policy Governance.

Outline Programme

10.00 a.m. Introductions: Caroline Oliver, Chair UKPGA

10.15 a.m. The Potential of Policy Governance – Sharing of Practical FE Board Experience followed by Group Work

11.15 a.m. Break

11.30 a.m. The Challenges of Policy Governance – Sharing of Practical FE Board Experience followed by Group Work

12.30 p.m. LUNCH

1.30 p.m. Variations on a Theme – Summary Discussion comparing the theory of Policy Governance with UK FE College practice – what’s working, what isn’t working? Does Policy Governance fit with the future of governance in FE Colleges?

2.30 p.m. Break

2.45 p.m. Strategies for Supporting and Enhancing Policy Governance Implementation

Available Resources – Sharing of Experience re types and quality of implementation resources

Maximising Cost-Effective Use of Resources – Group Work

3.30 p.m. Final Questions, Summing Up and Next Steps

3.45 p.m. Evaluation

4.00 p.m. Close

Registration Fee

£125 per person. 25% discount on any additional registrations from same College.


The Stables, High Melton, Doncaster DN5 7SZ

The Stables Restaurant and Conference Centre is a subsidiary of Doncaster College set in the picturesque village of High Melton. The Centre is located 20 minutes from Doncaster town centre and just 5 minutes from junction 37 of the A1. A taxi from Doncaster Rail Station costs approximately £8.00.

For information about overnight accommodation see http://www.thestables-doncaster.co.uk/ or contact: telephone: 01302 553715 or email: stables.restaurant@don.ac.uk

To Register

Please email us at: ukpolicygovernance@gmail.com with your intention to register and the address to which we should send your invoice.



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