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Governance training

Leading the way

CIH training offers a comprehensive programme for new and existing board and council members which builds whole board strength, develops knowledge, understanding and operational effectiveness.

Housing providers face a number of challenges within the context of a difficult and changing economic climate including changes to rent setting policy, housing benefit changes and the ongoing pressure to increase efficiency. Our training programme is aimed at both individual and collective board development. The programme contains a series of topics that can be selected individually or as a package and delivered in house at your organisation. The courses can also be tailored to your organisations individual requirements.

Why choose CIH?

  • we offer a truly flexible way for individual board members and boards to tailor the learning to their needs and importantly to organisational success
  • our training has emphasis on value for money by meeting business needs, the programmes can provide a range of smaller bite sized modules to suit the organisation and individuals - we can offer breakfast sessions, working lunches as well as half and whole day events
  • the individual modules can work together as a tailored package in response to induction or ongoing board skills needs 

Who should attend?

The sessions have been aimed at staff working with boards, whole boards and individual members, chairs of boards and committees, resident board members and new board members.

The programme is offered on a modular basis with a series of key topics included in each suggested module:

  • The affordable housing sector
  • The regulatory framework
  • Governance
  • Strategy
  • Performance management
  • Managing risk
  • Partnership working
  • Board performance assessment
  • Value for money
  • Board behaviours - to drive the business forward

    Details on the modules can be found here.

    For further information and to enquire about a tailored package please contact the team on 024 7685 1772 - option 1 or email

Blended learning - study with CIH

Choosing CIH to come to your organisation and deliver an accredited programme is the first step towards equipping your employees with the skills and expert knowledge they need to be better housing professionals.

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