Nick Bennett & Sioned Hughes/Steve Cranston Board Members Network Cardiff  May 2008
Board Members Network meeting, Cardiff <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Update </li...
Essex Review Update <ul><li>Feedback to Governance and Chief Executives events </li></ul><ul><li>Early conclusions: </li><...
Essex Review Update <ul><li>Early wins recommended to Minister: </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasing existing stock </li></ul><ul>...
Policy Update - The 2008 Context……….Challenges  <ul><li>Stock Transfer and Regeneration  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial I...
Governance Review Steve Cranston and Sioned Hughes
Governance Review <ul><li>Paul Griffiths, Public Services Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Terms of Reference </li></ul><ul><l...
Governance Review <ul><li>Work with 3 Housing Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews with board members </li></ul><ul><...
5 Key Areas For Action <ul><li>Values and principles of public service </li></ul><ul><li>Board make up, recruitment , appr...
Values and principles of public service <ul><li>Citizen and community engagement </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Langland’ shared prin...
Board Make Up, Recruitment , Appraisal and Succession <ul><li>Third tenants </li></ul><ul><li>Shareholding </li></ul><ul><...
Partnership Building <ul><li>Partnership working to deliver on shared agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Local authority nomination...
Risk and Regulation <ul><li>Regulation and supervision should be risk based </li></ul><ul><li>Boards should continue to re...
Learning Networks and Training <ul><li>Better exchange of experience and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger networks </li><...
Feedback and Next Steps <ul><li>Sure these the right priority areas? </li></ul><ul><li>Your chance to comment? </li></ul><...
5 Key Areas For Action <ul><li>Values and principles of public service </li></ul><ul><li>Board make up, recruitment , appr...
Role and Format of  Board Network Meetings Steve Cranston
Role and Format of Board Members Network Meeting  <ul><li>Feedback from Board Member Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Recommen...
Board Member Feedback – The Do’s <ul><li>Face to face meeting essential </li></ul><ul><li>Peer networking time vital </li>...
The Don’ts <ul><li>Long power point presentations ………… </li></ul><ul><li>No time to talk </li></ul>
Meeting Formats <ul><li>Pre meeting: </li></ul><ul><li>Get critical info ‘out’ in advance </li></ul><ul><li>At meeting – m...
Feedback and Next Steps <ul><li>Are you ok with this proposed format? </li></ul><ul><li>What crunch issues do you want to ...
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Community Housing Cymru Board Network Meeting 14 may 2008

  1. 1. Nick Bennett & Sioned Hughes/Steve Cranston Board Members Network Cardiff May 2008
  2. 2. Board Members Network meeting, Cardiff <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Update </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback from the CHC Governance Review </li></ul><ul><li>The role and format of Network meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Networking time </li></ul>
  3. 3. Essex Review Update <ul><li>Feedback to Governance and Chief Executives events </li></ul><ul><li>Early conclusions: </li></ul><ul><li>The need to move away from detailed control to strategic leadership and enablement </li></ul><ul><li>Greater clarity on appropriate levels of accountability, including decision making at the most appropriate level in the chain </li></ul><ul><li>A robust governance and finance framework </li></ul><ul><li>Adding value from housing investment into regeneration </li></ul><ul><li>A system which is sensitive to need and is outcome focussed and which manages the right risks </li></ul><ul><li>A reduction in management and process from the centre </li></ul>
  4. 4. Essex Review Update <ul><li>Early wins recommended to Minister: </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasing existing stock </li></ul><ul><li>Removing unnecessary Section 9 consents </li></ul><ul><li>Group structures circular- removing section 5.2 which inhibits creativity and social enterprise. </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralising Physical Adaptation Grant approvals </li></ul><ul><li>Pilots to allow for the better use of SHG in carbon reduction </li></ul>
  5. 5. Policy Update - The 2008 Context……….Challenges <ul><li>Stock Transfer and Regeneration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Inclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Centre For Regeneration Excellence in Wales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EU Convergence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local Government </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manifesto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PR Campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural Housing Enablers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homebuy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preparing for the Regulatory Review </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Impact Study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit Crunch!! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Governance Review Steve Cranston and Sioned Hughes
  7. 7. Governance Review <ul><li>Paul Griffiths, Public Services Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Terms of Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of good governance </li></ul><ul><li>What working/not working </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>What menu of support is needed . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Governance Review <ul><li>Work with 3 Housing Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews with board members </li></ul><ul><li>Board Member conference </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Executives conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Draft report </li></ul>
  9. 9. 5 Key Areas For Action <ul><li>Values and principles of public service </li></ul><ul><li>Board make up, recruitment , appraisal and succession </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership building </li></ul><ul><li>Risk and Regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Learning networks and training </li></ul>
  10. 10. Values and principles of public service <ul><li>Citizen and community engagement </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Langland’ shared principles </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Making the Connections’ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Board Make Up, Recruitment , Appraisal and Succession <ul><li>Third tenants </li></ul><ul><li>Shareholding </li></ul><ul><li>Open appointment </li></ul><ul><li>Appraisal </li></ul><ul><li>Succession </li></ul>
  12. 12. Partnership Building <ul><li>Partnership working to deliver on shared agendas </li></ul><ul><li>Local authority nomination to boards </li></ul><ul><li>Board members active role in partnership engagement </li></ul>
  13. 13. Risk and Regulation <ul><li>Regulation and supervision should be risk based </li></ul><ul><li>Boards should continue to recruit finance specialists alongside other members </li></ul><ul><li>Training needed </li></ul>
  14. 14. Learning Networks and Training <ul><li>Better exchange of experience and skills </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger networks </li></ul><ul><li>Peer assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement and innovation is key </li></ul>
  15. 15. Feedback and Next Steps <ul><li>Sure these the right priority areas? </li></ul><ul><li>Your chance to comment? </li></ul><ul><li>Your views on how a menu of support is developed over the coming months? </li></ul>
  16. 16. 5 Key Areas For Action <ul><li>Values and principles of public service </li></ul><ul><li>Board make up, recruitment , appraisal and succession </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership building </li></ul><ul><li>Risk and Regulation </li></ul><ul><li>Learning networks and training </li></ul>
  17. 17. Role and Format of Board Network Meetings Steve Cranston
  18. 18. Role and Format of Board Members Network Meeting <ul><li>Feedback from Board Member Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>What this means for future network events </li></ul>
  19. 19. Board Member Feedback – The Do’s <ul><li>Face to face meeting essential </li></ul><ul><li>Peer networking time vital </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations need to be more board member led </li></ul><ul><li>Get input from beyond the world of housing </li></ul><ul><li>Get information/briefings out in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Enable more to happen between meetings </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Don’ts <ul><li>Long power point presentations ………… </li></ul><ul><li>No time to talk </li></ul>
  21. 21. Meeting Formats <ul><li>Pre meeting: </li></ul><ul><li>Get critical info ‘out’ in advance </li></ul><ul><li>At meeting – mix of: </li></ul><ul><li>Formal presentations – on crunch issues </li></ul><ul><li>Board member conversations </li></ul><ul><li>After meeting: </li></ul><ul><li>Connect members - especially online </li></ul>
  22. 22. Feedback and Next Steps <ul><li>Are you ok with this proposed format? </li></ul><ul><li>What crunch issues do you want to talk about? </li></ul><ul><li>Future meeting venues </li></ul>

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