Essential Governance and Leadership Conference - Book Your Ticket Now!
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Have you booked your place at the Governance and Leadership Conference for Social Housing on 8th October? If you haven't and you work in, or around, governance in social housing, then this is not an event to be missed.
The conference is an annual event organised by the BDA, who specialise in governance within the housing sector, and will take place at the Radisson Blu in Birmingham on Tuesday 8th October.
There is fantastic line up of key speakers, discussing some of the latest issues facing housing governance and regulation, including: the HCAs approach to regulation of the economic standards, diversification viability and risks -referring to lessons learned from recent governance failure and board leadership. Also gender and equalities issues will be discussed as it is still a governance and leadership issue that needs to be addressed within housing. The sector still has so few women and BAME people in top management positions why?
Mick Warner, Deputy Director Regulatory Operations at the HCA, will speak on the regulator’s current approach and thinking on regulating the sector and its plans for the future and response to the Parliamentary Select Committees report and the recent consultation. With around 20 housing associations boards in trouble with regulation, attending will enable delegates to discuss the issues and learn tools to prevent governance failure within their organisations.
The HCA say: “An inevitable common thread through these cases has been failures of governance. At one level, this is almost tautology. Boards carry the can for both the successes and failures of their organisations. So if there is a serious failure, it follows that there has been a failure of governance. “
John Morris, Chief Executive of Trident Housing Group, will be discussing what the risks and issues are when considering diversification to generate new revenue streams. This is a big issue for governance and viability’ especially when diversifying into non core areas. With current financial difficulties, adding new income streams is essential but not at the cost of good governance as the case of Cosmopolitan has highlighted.
Although the results from the recent consultation have yet to be published, Julian Ashby has made statements in the press, indicating the intention to drop proposals to limit diversification, which many have seen as stifling innovation and new income streams. However, while diversification can bring benefits, it can also produce a number of risks, methods to overcome these will be discussed, enabling the benefits of diversification to be achieved.
Yvonne Atkinson, Joint Director of the BDA states: "This is conference is really essential attendance for anyone working in, or interested in, governance and averting governance failure within the housing sector.”
"There is an exciting line up of keynote speakers discussing the latest issues and the conference will give delegates the chance to share and network with other housing associations, ALMOs and local authorities."
The conference is aimed at board members, senior management team and governance officers who support the Board and board members.
Visit the full conference Agenda and information on the topics covered on the BDA website
Cost £275+VAT or £240+VAT for Go! Members
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