The governance and financial viability standard explained – half-day course

This is a practical workshop providing advice and guidance for everyone who wants to understand the practical requirements of the governance and financial viability standard and gain an overview of regulatory expectations. 

The governance and financial viability standard explained

The governance and financial viability standard explained The workshop considers all the requirements – the standard itself, the supplementary publications, other codes and the paperwork that’s required. And clearly explains what the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) expects to be in place, what they look at and the tests they apply during an in-depth assessment (IDA).

The areas covered include:

  • What the RSH’s standard covers and how the supplementary publications fit
  • The detail of each element of the standard and what it means in practice
  • Best practice approaches and examples to meet the requirements
  • A checklist of what should be in place
  • The new NHF Code of Governance and any possible additional requirements.

Who should attend?

Everyone who wants to understand regulatory requirements including governance specialists, risk and finance staff, executives teams, operational managers and staff responsible for policy and compliance.

Jo Ballman

Senior leadership Jo Ballman

Jo Ballman is a governance and risk expert and has been a consultant and trainer for more than seven years. She has advised and provided guidance to many boards on the RSH’s expectations and helped them on their regulation journey, including creating with the board frameworks, policies and papers, and where required, voluntary undertaking action plans to help the board move to a compliant judgement. She takes a very practical approach working closely with executives, governance leads and members to embed the approaches.

Prior to becoming a consultant Jo worked as a Director at two large housing groups where her roles held responsibility for governance and regulation, as well as risk, performance and data.  

She is a chartered surveyor, who started her career as a development surveyor progressing to development director at one RP, before switching to the world of regulation and all it entails.

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