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HDN Board Mentoring Programme 2018-19

  Do you want to strengthen your governance and diversity?

1. The programme offers:

2. The programme is suitable for:

  • Four meetings with a carefully selected mentor.
  • Expert speakers from the HCA, NHF, National Federation of ALMOs and others.
  • Learn from fellow board members of different organisations facing similar challenges in a safe learning environment.
  • Content includes understanding finance, value for money, excellence in governance, development, board dynamics, role of board members and much more.
  • Outcomes include increased confidence, self-awareness, different perspectives and new networks.
  • Board Members who are new to Governance, or new to the Housing sector – to rapidly get up to speed on the challenges facing the sector, how other housing associations are responding and build a network of colleagues.
  • Board Members who are considering becoming Chairs or Deputy Chairs – to deepen and consolidate knowledge and share experience with sector leaders.
  • Board Members of tomorrow – to help develop greater diversity on Boards and succession planning by growing talent, either in existing staff members or engaged tenants.

3. The programme includes:

4. How to apply:

  • Tailored one-to-one mentoring sessions with a carefully matched and trained external mentor.
  • A 360 degree feedback tool and one-to-one coaching session at the start.
  • Group workshops which focus on current issues and challenges within the regulatory, social and economic environment with speakers from across the sector.

For further information and guidance about the programme, please click here

To apply as a mentee or mentor on the programme, please complete our online application below;

apply here
  • Closing date for the North progamme applications is
    Tuesday, 31st July 2018
  • Closing date for the South programme applications is
    Wednesday, 31st October 2018
  • Although we do accept applications all year round.


Hear what past participants have to say about the programme below;

I have gained knowledge about ALMOs and about current challenges for organisations operating in London.

Caroline Philips, Senior Marketing Manager BT Internet

We had some really challenging conversations about the quality of governance and how to recognise when things are not going well – this has made me think more deeply about how to recognise/anticipate issues within my own work.

Elspeth Mackenzie, Chief Executive, Thrive Homes

“Having met such a wide range of people from different types of organisations, I am now able to look at issues and opportunities from a broader perspective.”

Alexandra Woolmore, Senior Projects Director Argent LLP
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