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UCU-UNISON FE staff governors' conference 2013

'Equality and diversity in FE governance', 5 December 2013

Conference objectives:

The conference objectives are for delegates to:

  • consider equality issues in FE Governance in the light that the model Instruments and Articles of Governance have been abolished and Colleges can decide who they want as governors
  • learn about the results of an AoC Survey on the composition of corporations
  • hear about the black and women's perspectives of college governance and to hear from a student governor on how it feels to be probably the youngest person on a governing body
  • to hear about Review and Report  on Creating Excellence in College Governance  undertaken by the AoC Governors' Council
  • to learn how the newly created Education and Training Foundation will support college governors including staff governors
  • tell the author of this Review, Susan Pember what staff governors' needs are for training and support
  • have the opportunity to discuss equality and diversity issues in smaller workshops
  • meet and network with other staff governors.

Conference programme

Chair:  Christine Lewis, FE National Official UNISON

10-10.30am  Registration

10.30-10.45am  Welcome 

Dan Taubman, Senior National Official UCU

10.45-11.15am  The AoC Governor's Council Review and Report

Creating Excellence in College Governance   
Susan Pember, OBE formerly Director, Further Education and Skills    
Investment, BIS 

11.15-11.45am  Women in FE governance

Sara Mogel, Women's Leadership Network

11.45-12.30pm  Black Perspective on FE Governance

Rajinder Mann OBE, CEO Network of Black Professionals

12.30-1.30pm  Lunch

1.30-2pm   The AoC Survey on the composition of corporations

AoC speaker (to be confirmed)

2-2.30pm   A Student perspective on FE Governance 

Kelly Russell, Dudley College Students' Union 

2.30-3.45pm  Breakout sessions: what are the issues? What can be done? 

Facilitated by UCU Equality Unit 
1. Black perspectives on governance  
2. Women in governance  
3. The age dimension in FE Governance 
4. Issues of learning difficulties/disabilities in governance

3.45pm    Close of conference

Where we have materials such as reports and any hard copy of power point presentations will be sent out before the Conference by email and/or will be available on the day

Last updated: 26 October 2015