Chairs of the Future (Code: C1446)

The Chairs of the Future programme is a new leadership development course delivered by the Institute of Directors and the Education and Training Foundation. This programme is aimed at supporting established governors with the objective of becoming a chair in the FE sector to identify the skills and competencies they have and the ones they need to develop to lead a board.

Pricing options

£550 per participant.

Free 1-day alumni event.


Leamington Spa - Chairs of the Future
Date: 31/10/2022
Price: from £550.00
2 Free places available
2 Day Residential for Chairs of the Future programme
Session 1
Date: 31/10/2022 - 01/11/2022
Venue: Ettington Park Hotel, Alderminster, CV37 8BU
No suitable dates or locations? Please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

Free Places

A limited number of free places are offered on this course. Please see the 'Upcoming' section above for current availability. Free places are offered to ensure greater diversity on our courses, so to qualify you must either:

  • Work in an organisation in one of the 24 opportunity areas (Blackpool, Bradford, Derby, Doncaster, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire, Halton, Hartlepool, Hastings, Ipswich, Knowsley, Liverpool, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, Coast, Norwich, Nottingham, Oldham, Portsmouth, Rochdale, Salford, Sandwell, Stoke-on-Trent, Tameside, Walsall, West Somerset)
  • Work in an organisation with an annual turnover of less than £500,000
  • Consider yourself to have a disability
  • Come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background

You must also agree to be contacted by our evaluation team.

To book a free place find a course that has free places remaining and book a single place. At the payments stage of the booking you will be asked to tell us which of the three criteria you meet. Once selected, click on the 'recalculate' button to reduce the cost of the booking to zero and complete the booking.

If, for whatever reason, you are unable to attend, please advise us at least one week before the course takes place. This will allow us to offer the free place to someone else who works in the FE sector, so they can take advantage of this offer.

Who is this for?

The Chairs of the Future is a new programme for 22/23 which is aimed at those aspiring to become Chairs within the next 1-3 years, this could include: vice-chairs, committee chairs, senior governors. 


The programme will include a 2 day residential with a range of high-profile keynote speakers, with participants receiving follow-up coaching and taking part in five action learning sets over the following six-month timeframe.

Contact us

If this course is not currently available at a suitable date/location, please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830