Our Trust CEO Professional Community is open to any serving CEO/ Accounting Officer.
All our Professional Communities are designed to be knowledge-building networks. The Professional Community is not a traditional leadership programme, nor is it a network in the commonly used meaning of that phrase. We want to be as precise as possible about why we are bringing colleagues together, so our half-termly Community sessions will be built on the domains of CST's Building Strong Trusts.
The problems we face as a system are complex problems meaning that, unlike complicated problems, they are unlikely to be easily predictable or analysable and can rarely be solved in the sense of finished. However, we can narrow the field of complexity and build stronger professional knowledge and expertise. This is what our Trust CEO Community of Practice intends to do.
It has never been more important that we build robust institutions that can respond to this complexity.
As a member of the community, you will also gain exclusive access to our virtual platform. CST Hive is a peer learning platform that connects you with a community of information, resources and support, that you can access anytime and anywhere. On the platform you'll find an ever-growing collection of resources, containing information about key knowledge areas needed in our profession, as well as a space to connect, learn and interact with your peers from across the country.
Membership of the community is included for accounting officers of member trusts as a benefit of CST membership. Join using the button below with your MyCST membership details.
As you will be aware, this year, the 6 community sessions will focus on building strong trusts. This first session is on strategic governance. Leora will introduce Samira Sadeghi, CST’s new Director of Trust Governance. Leora will briefly outline the policy context and tell the story of the Academy Trust Governance Code. The public consultation on the Code has concluded and we are currently finalising the Code for publication at the CST conference. This session offers a preview of the Code.
We are delighted that Leora will be joined by Linbert Spencer OBE. Linbert is Co-founder and Chairman of The Windsor Fellowship, a national non-profit, and Co-founder of The Centre for Inclusive Leadership, and is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for All We Can.
Linbert will offers his views on strategic governance. Then Leora and Linbert will have a conversation about principle 6 of the Academy Trust Governance Code: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
10:00-11:00, Thursday 16 November 2023
For this second session of the CEO Professional Community in 2023-24, Leora Cruddas will lead a session on Ethical Leadership in Education. This session explores the second of the seven domains in our Building Strong Trusts Assurance Framework, "Expert Ethical Leadership.” Leora will cover the following:
The importance of both Leading in Practice and Virtuous Educational Leadership is that it locates ethics in the work of leading– in the decisions we make and the actions we take every day. In Viviane’s words, it is about doing the right work in the right way.
10:00-11:00, Thursday 18 January 2024
10:00-11:00, Thursday 5 March 2024
10:00-11:00, Wednesday 24 April 2024