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Convene at the AoC Governance Summit 2019

By Nicola Snowe on 02/04/19 12:31

Topics: Governance

Last week, Convene attended the annual AoC (Association of Colleges) Governance Summit in London, a high profile networking event for Governors, Chairs and Clerks committed to improving governance and board performance. This year, the conference talks highlighted ongoing hot topics for governance managers, like GDPR, Safeguarding and Leadership.

We met many old friends amongst our college customers and made new friends too! Many clerks talked about how Convenes’ intuitive user interface is successfully helping them to move from paper based to digital meetings. Convenes’ popularity amongst educational establishments is growing, not least because of its appropriate functions and pricing. Learn more about how the school governors at St. Dunstan's College have benefited from using Convene.

The buzz in the conference break-out sessions, from the many people we talked to, was around the now increasingly recognised need, for digital clerking. Generally, the feedback from governors we spoke to was that there is a greater willingness to lose the paper and embrace a more sustainable, digital solution. They highlighted the need to give college clerks back their meeting preparation time and to save money on printing and binding costs.

Governors are increasingly ready and confident to switch to using a device to view their meeting papers. We talked about how the Convene app enables users to securely view their meeting pack, navigate with ease, see the most up to date versions and find the annotations made on past, current and future meetings.

Convene is able to offer academic institutions multi-factor authentication, document encryption and real time decryption. In real terms, Convene is providing users with a highly secure single platform, removing the need to both email and save documents to individual devices and use Dropbox or Google Docs to download or print documents. 

Contact us if you would like to arrange an online demo of Convene or to trial Convene for free.

Nicola Snowe

Written by Nicola Snowe

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