Welcome to the Governance Development Programme (GDP).

Whether you’re new to college governance, or have years of experience on a Board, the GDP will have something to help you take your skills and knowledge to the next level. It gives you access to face-to-face sessions, online learning, podcasts, webinars and self-directed reflective tasks. The GDP aims to build your knowledge and skills so you are empowered to bring even greater value to the organisations and students that you serve.

Why not get started by creating a learning plan for yourself? You’ll answer a series of confidence-based questions that will recommend the topics you’ll find most useful. Or if you’d prefer to just get started, explore the sections below in any order you choose. 

To access these modules you will need an entry key. Please email training@aoc.co.uk to participate in the pilot phase.

Overview of the Governance Development Programme

Online resources to support your work as a Student Governor.

The resources can be worked through at your own pace.