Dates Times
17 September 2024 10:00 - 15:00
18 February 2025 10:00 - 15:00
£189 +VAT
£300 +VAT

This online training course offers an in-depth examination of effective governance to equip you with the essential knowledge, skills and behaviour awareness you need.

What will I learn?

This online training course will give you an applied understanding of:

  • Legal and regulatory requirements
  • Good practice in the housing and from other sectors
  • Realities of governance
  • Dealing with the pitfalls
  • Opportunities to apply this to your own situation.

In this session, you will explore:

  • What governance is and how it is applied to a housing association, ALMO or TMO
  • Competencies required for effective governance
  • Essential skills such as analysing and scrutinising, preparing for meetings and relationship building with stakeholders
  • The roles and responsibilities of those accountable for the business that do not operational control of it
  • How individuals in other roles can be effective
  • The importance of setting aside other interests to govern only on behalf of the business.

Who should attend?

All those looking to expand their knowledge on this subject including board members, senior executives, company secretaries and others with an interest in good governance of housing providers and agencies.

Please note: The content of this course is predominantly England based; however, if you require Scotland, Welsh or Northern Ireland content, we can accommodate this. When booking your place, please let us know in the learning needs box on your booking, and we'll be in touch to discuss.

Benefits of attending

Here at CIH, we want to provide everyone in housing with the skills and knowledge needed to keep up with the ever-changing environment. Our online training has been developed by expert professionals on critical topics and allows you to apply the learning to your day job.

Your trainer

Michael Guest has extensive expertise and experience of the housing sector, with specialisms including governance in housing, education and beyond. An experienced chair, chartered housing professional, chartered manager and certified management consultant, Michael holds two Masters’ degrees: one in leadership and management, another in housing studies, plus a postgraduate certificate in corporate governance

How to book your place

You can book your place by selecting 'Pay now' at the top of this page and completing our online application form. You will need to sign in or create a 'My CIH' account. You can find instructions below.

Before booking, please ensure you have your payment details to hand, and a PO number if your organisation is paying for your training.

Creating a My CIH account

To apply for this training course you will need to register for a My CIH account.

To create your account, visit My CIH page and click the 'Sign up now' link to follow the steps to create your account. You can read our step-by-step guide to creating an account.

If you already have a My CIH account, just follow the sign in by entering your email address and password as usual.

Are you having trouble logging in or creating your account? Please read our step-by-step guide or call our membership services team on 024 7685 1700 or email

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