Governance Now 2020

Join Clore Leadership and the Cultural Governance Alliance for Governance Now, the flagship national conference for cultural sector trustees and professionals, and be part of a positive culture change, becoming more aware, connected and empowered to address the challenge of achieving good governance.

Confirmed Keynote speakers include Nina SimonVyla Rollins and Sir John Tusa!

Returning after a sell-out success in 2019, this year’s conference will be hosted via Zoom, bringing together a wide range of expert speakers to share insights and best practice to help you explore approaches to good governance in the context of an uncertain world. 

Programme highlights:

Thursday 5 November 2020 - Diversity and Community

KeynoteNina Simon

Provocations from Tom Spurgin (Philharmonia Orchestra) and Andrew Barnett (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)

Thursday 12 November 2020 - Adaptive Governance

KeynoteVyla Rollins

Provocations from Judith Miller (Sayer Vincent) and Alan Lane (Slung Low)

Breakfast session hosted by Good Governance Institute.

Thursday 19 November 2020 - Values and Risk

Panel debate chaired by Damian Hebron (Nesta) with Andrew Miller (UK Government Disability Champion for Arts & Culture & co-founder of #WeShallNotBeRemoved),

Breakfast session hosted by Voluntary Arts.

Artistic interlude by Shape Arts.

Thursday 26 November 2020 - The Future of Governance

KeynoteSir John Tusa, former Clore Leadership chair and author of On Board: The Insider’s Guide to Surviving Life in the Boardroom.

Breakfast session hosted by Cause4.

Governance Now 2020 will be delivered across two-hour sessions every Thursday in November, enabling you to take in keynote speeches, panel debates and practical breakout sessions in bite-size format and around other commitments. We will also be running breakfast networking sessions and offering opportunities to engage in deeper conversation with other trustees from across the sector. Our key themes this year include: responses to crisis; adaptive governance; engaging with diverse communities; reappraising organisational values; and the future of governance. 

Governance Now 2020 is sponsored by Saxton Bampfylde and promoted by the Cultural Governance Alliance, a network of sector agencies led by Clore Leadership.

Governance Now 2019

Dates & Times: 

  • Thursday 5 November 2020, 16:00 – 18:00 GMT
  • Thursday 12 November 2020, 11:00 – 13:00 GMT
  • Thursday 19 November 2020, 11:00 – 13:00 GMT 
  • Thursday 26 November 2020, 11:00 – 13:00 GMT 

Breakfast networking sessions take place from 08:45 – 09:30 GMT on the 12, 19 and 26 November.

How to Book

Join the Cultural Governance Alliance for free and receive a 10% discount on all tickets. 

It takes two minutes to sign up!

The first 100 people who sign up for ‘All 4 sessions’ will be gifted a desk planter and Nina Simon’s book The Art of Relevance.