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Corporate Governance & The Equality Act

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Corporate Governance & Equality Training workshop

Overview

What does this typical statement really mean? - (Do you have such a statement?)

“ The Governors are responsible for:

  • Ensuring that our equal opportunity policies are in place and capable of implementation
  • Ensuring that we have a robust system of equality analysis in place and that effective/efficient action is being taken in respect of their outputs
  • Supporting the Equality and Diversity Champion and ensuring they are aware of the statutory responsibilities in relation to all equality groups
  • Receiving and responding to equality and diversity monitoring information on learners and staff "

The statement reinforces that Corporate Governance must be firmly linked to the Equality and Diversity Agenda for the governors and trustees of any part of the learning community. The range of corporate governance risks that governors face all have equality and diversity implications. These risks include management, financial, operational, environmental, compliance and reputational risks. If equality and diversity issues are insulated or vacuum packed away from these potential risks by the governing body there can be real problems!

Content

Our new training course makes a link between these corporate governance risks and the three key factors driving the modern equality and diversity agenda, namely:-

  • The Legal Framework including the latest breaking political news from the Coalition Government
  • The Business Case
  • The Community or Demographic Considerations

We focus on the:-

  • People reporting to you directly
  • Staff your organisation employs – and those it wishes to employ
  • People you serve – and those you seek to serve
  • Stakeholders in your learning community
  • Expectations of external scrutiny bodies like Ofsted when inspecting your corporate governance framework

Our course aims to:-

  • Bring you up to speed on the key definitions and technical terms associated with equality and diversity
  • Provide an update on the very latest breaking news including the new Equality Act 2010 and Ofsted’s new guidance on equalities/diversity issues for governors
  • Give you a clear idea about your role within the implementation not only of equality policies but the growing number of public equality duties. This includes Equality Action Schemes and Impact Assessments
  • The links between discrimination laws and those other statutes impacting on your duties such as Health and Safety ,Data Protection and Employment Law
  • The key issues for you relating to the “burden of proof” and “vicarious liability”
  • The key defences against litigation with checklists that will make you “reasonable”, “proportionate” and “practical”
  • Highlight the critical convergences and divergences between “managing” equality and “governing it”
  • Raise awareness about the economic, business and demographic considerations that impact upon equality and diversity delivery – as well as the law!
  • Take you behind the scenes to illustrate what the modern external equality inspector is looking for today!
  • Showcase best practice elsewhere in the learning community
  • Signpost good sources of further external help and support

Who Should Attend?

  • Governors, Potential Governors or Governor designates and/or any Trustee/Corporation Member/Non Executive Directors
  • Clerks/Secretaries to Governing Bodies/Boards/Corporations
  • Senior Management Team Members who attend board/governing body meetings in ex officio or advisory/executive capacity

Programme

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Facilitator

Our facilitators are all experts in their subject and have the real-world experience at a senior level to be able to offer best-practice advice.

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Venue and Travel

Venue details and travel information will be included in your confirmation email. If the venue has not been confirmed at the time of booking, then the information will be emailed to you closer to the event.

Booking & Confirmation

Bookings will only be accepted on receipt of full payment PRIOR to the event via cheque, BACS or credit card.  Cheques to be made payable to ‘National Training Resources Limited’.

All reservations will be confirmed by email within two working days of receipt of your completed booking form and payment in full and will include venue details and times.

Please direct all conference queries to the Conference Team.
Tel:  0845 130 6152 or 01827 63919.
Fax:  01827 60836 or 01827 61428. 
Email: conferences@national-training.co.uk

Terms & Conditions

Please read our full terms and conditions. Completion and return of the Booking Form constitutes a contract between yourselves and National Training Resources Limited.  Delegate cancellations/transfers are only accepted up to 3 weeks prior to the event and are subject to a small administration charge. Delegate substitutions can be made at any time.  We reserve the right to cancel or alter the event at any time.