Saturday 22nd June 2019
Our Understanding Governance event with Liz Cross, Founder and Managing Director of The Connectives, was held in Kendal on the 20th June. South Lakes Housing kindly offered their venue for this incredibly popular event, with 25 attendees joining us to network and take away some excellent insights and information from Liz about what makes a good Board and strong governance.
Liz gave an outstanding presentation and shared her stories and personal experiences with us, which she has a wealth of from her extensive involvement in a number of health, education and housing boards. The event was really helpful to those people on Boards, the executives currently working with Boards and also inspiring for those who would like to volunteer for a Board at some point in the future.
It was an interactive session which stimulated some fantastic conversations around the room. Liz really encouraged everyone to be ambitious about where we can all possibly sit and bring positive change to an organisation. She also highlighted the importance of increasing diversity on Boards as a critical issue for businesses, for example, looking at age and gender in particular.
We received some fantastic feedback from those who attended the event.
“It was all great – I now have much more of an in depth understanding of how Board’s should actually work opposed to how some do”
“It was interesting to learn what makes a good board member; recognising my own strengths and what I can offer”
“This was a really inspiring session, Liz was fantastic and thought provoking. We have the power to shake things up and bring about extraordinary change as a board member. It can be as simple as asking the big question, what are we here for and what are we trying to achieve?’
Forbes Solicitors very kindly provided sponsorship towards the event and a representative from Forbes came along to network and enjoy this wonderfully informative and insightful session.
Tuesday 17th December 2019
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