BDA Webinars 2020

What subscribers get from webinars

A webinar is an online seminar. They last an hour and are interactive, people can ask questions of the presenter and other attendees.

BDAs approximately 30-35 webinars throughout the year are designed specifically for housing association board members

For board members who have a need and interest in learning more about a specific topic, relevant to their board role within a limited amount of time and without having to leave their office, webinars are ideal. They are:

• Easy to set up and easy to join
• No specialist software is needed you just need a laptop/computer/tablet /iPhone with internet access and a good headset or access to a phone
• Value for money - annual subscriptions is for everyone in your organisation (board, staff and involved tenants) is only:
• £600.00 (for HAs with more than 1000 units) or £300.00 (HA's under 1000 unit) plus VAT. You can also pay for one Webinar at a time for £30 plus VAT

Attendees can see the slides of the presentation and hear the voice of the host live, and other attendees without moving from their desk! They can also ask questions, either by typing them or asking them verbally.

To join you are sent a link to the webinar a few days before the session, and on the day of the session.

The session is recorded – this enables the presentation with commentary to be viewed and listened to by any board member who could not attend, whenever they wish. You can also watch the recordings of previous session aired before you joined. An instant library of training.


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Our planned webinars for this year are below. We remain flexible and able to introduce new webinars throughout the year to discuss topical issues.

Date Subject  All from 1.00 - 2.00pm
  Summer break  
10 Sept

Social Housing Past, Present and Future - an introduction to the sector  (including acronyms!)

Induction programme, Especially new to sector

Wed 16 Sept

Your Responsibilities as a Board Member/Director

New board member induction programme

Thur 24 Sept The Role of the Board in Strategic Decision making New board member induction programme

Thur 1 Oct

Introduction to Finance 1 New board member induction programme

Thur 8 Oct

Introduction to Finance 2 New board member induction programme

Thur 15 Oct

Governing for effective change New board member induction programme

22 and 29 Oct

Half Term  

Thur 5 Nov

Good Governance in England, including regulation New board member induction programme (English providers)
Thur 12 Nov Good Governance in Wales, including regulation New board member induction programme (Wales providers)
Thur 19 Nov Good Governance in Scotland, including regulation New board member induction programme (Scotland providers)
Thur 26 Nov Planning for Brexit All Board members
Thur 3 Dec Introduction to Risk and how to get assurance New board member induction programme
Thur 10 Dec Introduction to Audit New board member induction program


Click here to see all of our previous webinars.

Our Speakers


Don't miss out on BDA's 2019 Powerful webinars - one board member said:
"Overall I found the Webinars really useful and easy to understand the main salient points of the subject matter. In addition, they are an excellent point of reference for the future."

and OneManchester's Company Secretary said "The Board Development Agency Webinars have been a life saver – particularly during this period of lockdown.  The subject matter has been relevant (the team are very responsive to suggestions from those using the service) and the individuals presenting and leading discussions obviously know their stuff.  I have had very positive feedback from colleagues and Board members."