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Governance Conference - Programme Announced!

Strong governance is essential to ensure that organisations are equipped for the challenges that are facing them, in an ever-changing environment. 

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Strong governance is essential to ensure that organisations are equipped for the challenges that are facing them, in an ever-changing environment. Governing bodies must be assured that their organisation is meeting all regulatory requirements, and confident that their organisation is in a strong position. Staff play a key role in ensuring that the committee/board has all of the information they need to come to form an impartial view on the effectiveness and compliance of the organisation.

Linda Ewart will start the conference by talking about the SFHA Self Assurance Toolkit. She will talk about how the tool can be used in practice and explore how it has been used in practice to date with delegates.

Following on from our opening plenary, in the afternoon, delegates will have the opportunity to ask the panel – that will include the Scottish Housing Regulator – any questions they have about the Assurance Statements prior to submission in October, or any other queries they may have about the regulatory requirements in general.

The conference will also hear Mhairi Hughes from Orkney Housing Associations and Rebecca Wilson from Loreburn Housing Association, two organisations from opposite ends of Scotland, discuss their innovative approaches to board member recruitment and the successes that they have had as a result.

Stuart Eglington from SE training will explore the new requirements placed on RSLs relating to equality and human rights under the new Regulatory Framework. He will explain what these requirements are and what further guidance to expect from SFHA as part of the Self Assurance Toolkit.

Delegates at the conference also have a chance to hear from Alastair McKendrick from TC Young on the updated GDPR guidance to reflect the FOI extension regulations. His session will explore these key changes.

This year's conference takes place on the 6 & 7 September and will return to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. Residential places for at the conference start at £460 for SFHA members or £710 for non members. Why not book three places and receive a fourth day place for free?

For more information or to book your place please click here.