Discussion wih your institution

A valuable outcome from your self-assessment will be the identification of various areas which you may seek to explore further. These can help to form an integral part of any personal discussion with the Chair of your board or the Secretary/Clerk to the board, as the need arises or possibly at an annual 1-2-1 meeting.

Your development plan should not be seen as a one-off event. It will be more of a continuous development programme which will act as a guide over your term(s) of Office. After learning more about the world of Higher Education, you will be able to see how further development will add to both your personal goals and those of the institution – perhaps taking responsibility as Chair of the board.

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BEFORE STARTING FIRST TERM OF OFFICE AFTER 3-6 MONTHS ANNUAL 1-2-1 WITH CHAIR OF THE BOARD AT END OF FIRST TERM OF OFFICE
Detailed induction into the university and its ethos Detailed analysis of discussion at the recent Board meeting Review of the previous year Explore further opportunities for external events, for example with the Leadership Foundation
Briefings on Higher Education matters Linking the Members with an academic department or perhaps a Key Performance Indicator Development needs for the next 12 months In-depth briefings on Higher Education issues
Introduction to committees The working arrangements of specific committees Aspirations for Committee Chair or Deputy Chair Possible change of committee
Development of Knowledge and Understanding Good level of knowledge of the university and Higher Education generally Significant understanding of the pressures facing the university and Higher Education Able to converse knowledgeably with others outside of Higher Education