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Good governance in hard times

Good governance in hard times

Join us for a series of workshops designed to help boards and executive teams excel at a time when effective governance and business management has never been more important.

Good governance in hard times intro

Board members have a crucial role to play in dealing with the housing crisis. But it can be a daunting task to put it mildly. The operating costs of housing associations are soaring while tenants face a cost-of-living crisis. How do you square that circle?

We also know that more risks are on the horizon such as finding the money for net zero. Not to mention the crises we didn’t predict such as Covid-19 and the threat to peace stemming from the Ukrainian war.

Obviously, none of us can solve all the problems in the world. But there are things you can do to protect your business and residents.

We offer these sessions as one way of helping to put a strong board in place to weather the storms. They’ll be of equal interest to executive teams and governance managers.

All delegates will get a copy of HQN’s recently updated governance toolkit.

For full details and to book on to all workshops click here.

Governance session 17 May

Good governance: Building safety compliance for governing bodies
Tuesday 17 May 2022  |  10:30am – 12 noon

Get on top of this most important area of compliance – building safety. This session will focus on the role of the board and executive. With the Building Safety Bill about to receive Royal Assent, we’ll spell out the requirements, what the board and executive need to be doing and the assurances they should be seeking.

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Governance session 18 May

Good governance: Regulation update
Wednesday 18 May 2022  |  5pm – 6:30pm

Our popular session has been adapted especially for board members, executive teams and governance managers. We’ll revisit the key proposals in the White Paper and examines some of the key changes in the draft Social Housing (Regulation) Bill, published in March.

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Governance session 24 May

Good governance: Learning from downgrades
Tuesday 24 May 2022  |  2pm – 5pm

Honest reflection on experiences and lessons.

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Governance session 25 May

Good governance: Behaviours and attitudes
Wednesday 25 May 2022  |  8am – 9:30am

Peter Walters takes a look at the softer skills and the dynamics of what makes a ‘perfect’ board.

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Governance session 9 June

Good governance: Get on top your legal, statutory and regulatory responsibilities
Thursday 9 June 2022  |  10:30am – 12:00pm

As part of the governance series HQN has teamed up with Pennington, Manches, Cooper to bring you this concise session on – everything you need to know about legal, statutory and regulatory matters. We’ll cover all the key points that board members need to be up to speed with.

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Governance session 14 June

Good governance: Resident voice
Tuesday 14 June 2022  |  10:30am – 12:30pm

Hearing the resident voice at board level – rethinking culture, governance and structure.

Are the voices of residents being heard loud and clear by your board and executive team? How do you get assurance that this is happening in a meaningful way? How do you demonstrate that residents are influencing the decisions you make?

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Governance session 16 June

Good governance: Board diversity – more action less talk
Thursday 16 June  |  2pm – 4pm

HQN is teaming up with our friends at the Housing Diversity Network for this session looking at board diversity, as part of our governance series.

We’ve been having conversations about board diversity for years. We know that boards which include a diverse array of individuals who bring their personal and professional experiences to bear cultivate constructive dialogue and make better decisions.

So why are some organisations still stuck? And what can you do to ensure that you attract a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to enrich your board?

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Governance session 12 May

Good governance: Top of the radar
Thursday 12 May 2022  |  10:30am – 2pm

Being a board member is never easy, but this must be one of the most challenging times ever – there is so much going and so many things to consider. It’s hard to know what is important and what isn’t. That’s why we’re starting our governance series with this short, sharp session – to focus minds on the things that really matter. We’ll look at the issues all board members and executives must put to the top of their agenda, from soaring operating costs and the cost-of-living crisis to building safety and consumer regulation.