Clore Leadership Programme
Clore Leadership Programme

Achieving and Retaining a Diverse Board

Join us for a day of practical strategies, tips and approaches to strengthen the diversity of your Board.

Clore Leadership Research commissioned in 2016 identified Board Diversity as one of the top priority concerns for cultural organisations.  Acknowledging the strong appetite for progress, it concluded that a mixture of mindset, commitment and strategies were essential to achieving robust and sustainable impact and change.  “Attitudes, commitment and energy all need to focus on Board recruitment and induction, with a sustained approach to achieving diversity over the long term.”

Achieving and Retaining a Diverse Board draws on the experience and expertise of key sector professionals to create a bespoke and stimulating day of ideas and strategies to skilfully navigate and champion the diversity agenda.

Keynote Speakers include:

Sue Woodford-Hollick OBE, businesswoman and trustee

Tony Heaton OBE, Sculptor and Chair of Shape Arts

Matthew Xia, freelance theatre director and trustee

Sarah Weir OBE, CEO, Design Council

Joanna Moriarty, Director of Green Park recruitment

There is much evidence to show that a diverse Board makes for a better Board. The programme will include ‘surgeries’ with keynote speakers, opportunities for peer learning and shared examples of best practice, ensuring that attendees will be actively supported to develop targeted and strategic responses to this critical area of Board performance.    

Date & Venue:

Thursday 28th February 2019 from 10am to 4:30pm, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London

Who is it for?

Trustees (especially those with responsibility to act as champions for diversity) and senior executives working with the Boards of arts and cultural organisations.  We are particularly keen to ensure that we are supporting Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations.

Programme Leaders:

Lead Governance Associate Prue Skene CBE

Marsha Ramroop, Founder, Unheard Voice Consultancy

Hilary S Carty, Director, Clore Leadership Programme



The fee is £150 + VAT

Participants will be invoiced for this fee upon being accepted onto the programme. The fee is non-refundable.

How to Apply:

The deadline for applications is 5pm on the 6 December 2018. Apply here.


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