What We Do
Governance Staff Support
Training & Support
Here at the BDA we understand the importance of having great governance staff to ensure first class Governance in your organisations.
Whatever your circumstances, a team of staff, one part time governance assistant, a new admin support officer or Company Secretary or any combination in-between we are here to support you.
Company Secretary Training
The Board Development Agency provide training and mentoring, specific for the housing sector, for any staff new to the role of Company Secretary or those that have been doing it for some time and would like to brush up on their knowledge. We can help you learn about the breadth of the role of a housing association company secretary and the key things you need to know!
Although there is no ‘one size to fit all’, it is vital for housing associations to be at the top of their governance and compliance ‘game’ and to ensure that you have the strongest governance and controls.
Governance Assistant Training (with optional additional support)
Need to understand why you do some of the things you do, feel more confident to speak out with the Exec or Board members and understand the background to Social Housing? Then this course is for you.
You will learn more about the background to the role, the law and the Regulator. With the other participants we discuss how other organisations do things, giving you options for when you review a service.
This course gives you the skills you need to shine, supporting your Board better and not only meeting regulatory requirements, but help you implement best practice.
The Governance Officers Leadership Award (Go! Gold)
Well trained, knowledgeable governance staff and Company Secretary are vital in any organisation. This is exactly what you get with the BDA's governance staff award.
Go Gold is an 8 module programme designed especially for the needs of Governance officers in housing and voluntary organisations.
This award is currently online through distance learning, with 8 two hour sessions. This powerful development programme covers everything a Governance Officer needs to know.
Go! National Association of Governance Officers
Go! National Association of Governance Officers gives you a support network of professional governance officer colleagues, who share ideas, information, policies and procedures and problems solve!
We 'meet' online, via email and in person. Go! also gives Governance Officers training specific to your needs. Recent “meetings” have included time management, the implications of the Corporate Code of Governance and how to ‘manage’ people you do not line manage.