Alumni events

We aim to build better trust boards, and to do so, we have launched three event types to support our alumni.
Monthly OnBoard webinars aim to help you adjust to what may be a new sector with its own language and culture.
BetterBoard seminars will focus on sharing best practice from Academy Ambassadors alumni and sector leaders.
The Roundtable Discussions will cover topics such as board dynamics, financial risk and challenging the executive.

BetterBoard Seminar: Governance Masterclass

Thursday, 23 May 2019 16:30 - 18:00

Join sector leaders and peers to refresh your MAT governance knowledge, discuss the updates to the Governanace Handbook and delve into some fascinating case studies.  Felicity Gillespie, Governance Expert Felicity has over 20 years' experience in the UK's education sector, working as an adviser to Ministers and senior officials. Her experience spans...

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OnBoard webinar - The Essentials of MAT Governance - June

Thursday, 6 Jun 2019 09:00 - 10:00

Academy Ambassadors is delighted to introduce a new monthly OnBoard webinar to help you adjust to what may be a new sector with its own language and culture. With experienced Regional Advisers taking you through the hour long session you will be able to ask questions along the way to our governance experts. Experienced Regional Advisers will be taking you through the hour long session...

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Roundtable: Crisis Management

Wednesday, 19 Jun 2019 16:30 - 18:00

The discussions will last an hour with 12 invited attendees and will be facilitated by a governance expert/Regional Adviser who will steer the discussions and generate conversation. Places are limited so please register your interest. 

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BetterBoard Seminar: Risk

Monday, 24 Jun 2019 16:30 - 18:00

BetterBoard seminars will focus on sharing best practice from Academy Ambassadors alumni and sector leaders. Topics include financial governance, school improvement for non-educationalists, risk and more. Speakers will include the Department for Education, governance experts, Academy Ambassadors alumni, multi-academy trust representatives and governance training providers covering a range of...

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OnBoard webinar - The Essentials of MAT Governance - July

Thursday, 4 Jul 2019 09:00 - 10:00

Go into your new non-executive role knowing that your expertise and business skills will be of invaluable assistance or refresh your knowledge of the MAT governance landscape. Academy Ambassadors is delighted to introduce a new monthly OnBoard webinar to help you adjust to what may be a new sector with its own language and culture. With experienced Regional Advisers taking you through...

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BetterBoard Seminar: Relationship Management

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 16:30 - 18:00

BetterBoard seminars will focus on sharing best practice from Academy Ambassadors alumni and sector leaders. Topics include financial governance, school improvement for non-educationalists, risk and more. Speakers will include the Department for Education, governance experts, Academy Ambassadors alumni, multi-academy trust representatives and governance training providers covering a range of...

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Roundtable: Executive remuneration

Tuesday, 16 Jul 2019 16:30 - 18:00

Sarah Pittam Sarah Pittam has experience as an executive, non-executive director and adviser within the education sector.  Sarah has expertise in governance, finance, capital projects, operations and bid writing. She began her career at the Boston Consulting Group and progressed to become a partner of BMG Strategy, a consulting practice specialising in data...

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Academy Ambassadors Annual Board Development Day 2019

Monday, 11 Nov 2019 10:00 - 17:30

For the past four years the Board Development Day has brought together an exceptional array of high-calibre directors from trusts across England for a day of networking and professional development. The event provides MAT board members with insight from world-class trusts, practical board-level tools and the opportunity to share best practice. Delegates are able to meet and engage...

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