On Monday, 17 September HEPI and Advance HE will be hosting a seminar on the theme of ‘Bridging the capability–expectation gap: University governance in an age of new regulation’.
Now that the Office for Students (OfS) is firmly up and running and its regulatory framework – due for full implementation in August 2019 – has been published, the seminar will focus specifically on what this new regulation means for university governors, thinking about the expectations that will be put on them in relation to their current capabilities and competences, and to consider the skills that will be needed on university boards to equip them to navigate the regulatory challenges of the future.
Topics to be looked at in the seminar will include (but are in no way restricted to):
• developing the knowledge and expertise of university governors;
• ensuring the right skillsets are represented on university boards;
• enhancing the diversity of university boards;
• promoting training and development in this area, particularly concerning board apprenticeships; and
• developing membership of university boards as an attractive option for professionals from other key sectors from which there is much to learn.
With guest speakers Professor Paul Layzell, Principal, Royal Holloway, University of London; Professor Dame Shirley Pearce, Chair of Council at the LSE; Dr Tony Strike, University Secretary and Director of Strategy and Governance at the University of Sheffield; and Ruth Wilkinson, Outgoing President, University of Kent Student Union.
To register for the seminar please go to: https://www.lfhe.ac.uk/en/programmes-events/index.cfm/gdp-bridging-the-capability-expectation-gap