AoC/ETF Governance Professionals Conference

This conference is the perfect occasion for FE college clerks/governance professionals to review and discuss current issues that come across your desks and board room tables.

It’s the ideal place to be updated, share ideas, learn from each other, reflect and hear from knowledgeable speakers. You will have the chance to gain the latest policy updates, share and discuss common challenges and leave with practical strategies to help drive a more efficient and improved board.

What to expect on the programme

  • An detailed insight from Ofsted and a recently inspected college into the new Education Inspection Framework Conference and how you can prepare your board
  • What the future of governance looks like, so you can make a road map of how to prepare
  • An overview of Governance from the FE Commissioners’ perspective enabling you to get insights into what they are seeing
  • How you can best measure board effectiveness to ensure your board is effective as possible


What did past delegates say?

‘This was a great event which focused on the current key issues within FE. Excellent speakers which means that I have definitely come away with something new. Fully justifies the cost and a day away from my desk!’
Tracy Reeve, Director of Governance, BCA

‘Well thought out programme, relevant content and good opportunities to network.’
Robert Millea, Clerk, South Essex College & Chelmsford College

‘A good mixed programme imparting current information and excellent breakout sessions. Good venue with opportunities to network amongst the Clerks.’
Ron Matthews, Clerk, Myerscough College

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Key information

Date:23 Jan 2020

Holborn Bars
138-142 Holborn



AoC Member Colleges: £149 + VAT
Affiliate organisations: £375 + VAT
Non-Member (College/Public Sector): £400 + VAT
*Non-Member (Commercial): £750 + VAT

*Limited to one person per company

Fees include lunch and refreshments.


Please call Conference Care on 02476 369720 and let them know you are attending an AoC Conference


Registration enquiries:
020 7034 2620

Financial enquiries:
020 7034 9908



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