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Convene at the 2022 CGI Governance Ireland Conference

By Lucy Palmer on 11/05/22 08:24

Yesterday, Tuesday 10th May, Convene visited Dublin Castle to attend the Governance Ireland Conference. Having recently attended CGI’s ESG Summit, we were excited to take advantage of this new opportunity to connect with peers and colleagues on the future of governance.

Topics: Governance
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What is Project Governance

By Gabriella Mangham on 23/08/21 17:15

Project governance is regularly confused with the term project management but they are in fact two separate concepts. Project governance centres around the strategic decisions that allow for a successful project whereas project management deals with the day-to-day decision making.

Topics: Governance
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What is a Skills Audit?

By Lucy Palmer on 23/08/21 16:26

A skills audit is a review of the skills and knowledge your employees have. It allows you to see the gaps in their expertise, and understand the areas you need to improve.

Topics: Governance
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Best Practices for Managing Meeting Records in 2021

By Hisham Al-Ramah on 17/05/21 14:11

Board portals are a great tool for facilitating meetings, and they also serve as repositories for documents, past meetings, and meeting minutes. Keeping records of past meetings is best practice for any organisation. But why would you keep records, what meetings should you keep a record of and how should these records be managed?

Topics: Governance
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5 Reasons You Need to Control Your Users and Meeting Space

By Lucy Palmer on 11/05/21 12:22

Virtual Board meetings can solve many of the problems your Board encounters. With new technology, your team members no longer have to be in the same room to have important discussions.

Topics: Security Governance Digital Transformation
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The Importance of Audit Trails

By Josh Cole-Hossain on 11/05/21 11:03

Audit trails are vital in discovering and understanding what went wrong when a company or organisation suffers a security breach, data loss or misconduct. Having a detailed log of who accessed what and when, can make the search for what went wrong quick and easy. But, as this blog will discuss, there are more benefits to keeping audit trails than being prepared for when something goes wrong!

Topics: Security Governance Board Portal Features
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Why Accessibility Is Important For Board Diversity

By Lucy Palmer on 11/05/21 11:02

Now more than ever, diversity and accessibility are the key to productive Board meetings. You want to get the most from your employees, and they want the most from you. Inclusive software is at the very centre of this relationship.

Topics: Governance Board Portal Features
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3 Reasons your AGM will be virtual in 2021

By Veronica Cadena on 08/01/21 10:06

Despite a Covid vaccine programme being rolled out in the UK, new strains and an increase in cases has led to another national lockdown, pushing back any return to normality even further. Given this, it’s a good idea to make plans for a virtual Annual General Meeting in 2021 for 3 key reasons:

Topics: Governance
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What next for ESG?

By Gemma Walford on 16/11/20 09:05

At the recent ICSA ‘Governance Beyond the Pandemic’ conference, we were delighted to sponsor the fascinating breakout session, ‘ESG: A new dawn’ with Kate Larsen, Susan Hooper, Daniel Neale, Leon Kamhi and Andrew Wallis. The panel discussed how ESG plays a part in the success of businesses as they move beyond the pandemic and through what is looking like a prolonged recession.

Topics: Governance Sustainability
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Convene Sponsors the 2019 CCN Conference

By Nicola Snowe on 28/11/19 18:14

Last week Convene attended another successful CCN Conference in Guildford.

Topics: Governance
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Teams, Slackers and Conveners

By A Natchkirk on 22/11/19 16:10

There are always two kinds of meetings in any organisation. The structured variety which form part of a compliant decision- making process and the collaborative sort, designed to promote free flowing conversations, with conclusions being arrived at by virtue of collective discussion. Microsoft and Slack are both designed for people who want to engage with others on a collaborative platform. You can view this type of team collaboration software while you are online with the majority of devices, for example, mobile phone, laptop or tablet.

Topics: Governance
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Six highlights we took away from this year’s ICSA governance conference

By Hisham Al-Ramah & Joshua Cole Hossain on 22/07/19 12:59

The focus of this year's ICSA annual conference was to prepare for the future of corporate boards with an emphasis on the need for businesses to have a purpose beyond profit and to be more environmentally conscious

Topics: Governance
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Convene at the AoC Governance Summit 2019

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

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.

Topics: Governance
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The CCN conference and how going digital can save councils money

By Nicola Snowe on 22/11/18 14:18

This year, there was a buzz in the air around Brexit negotiations and an evident sense that change to enable a fairerfuture for counties, is being embraced across the UK.

Topics: Governance
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How will the German offices of Adidas, Bayer, BBBank, and BMW deal with board security after this takeover?

By Lavaniya Das on 06/08/18 16:25

Last Friday, when most of us in Europe were more concerned about beating the heatwave, American owned Diligent bought Germany’s Brainloop.

Topics: Security Governance

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