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Board Meeting Skills for Academies
Date: 23 March 2017, Location: London

Board meetings must be well planned, effectively run and accurately recorded. This can be difficult for multi-academy trusts where governance is multi layered and where schools are facing increasing levels of accountability and responsibility as well as managing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

This interactive workshop equips school governance professionals with the tools to make the most of their board meetings. Delegates can develop skills including: agenda setting, minute taking, understanding the role of the clerk and gain insight from the corporate sector.

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