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"The Executive and Senior Leader Induction (ESLI) is the process for Induction of Executive and Senior Leaders who are new to the University or to a senior role. Complementary to the current induction process, and directed through the recruitment system’s new starter tasks, it includes a number of one-to-one meetings with key stakeholders to facilitate networking and relationship building with colleagues and other leaders.
This targeted induction framework is recommended for new: Heads of School, Directors (Professional and Institute), Executive Deans, Pro Vice-Chancellors, Other equivalent roles.
Acting and secondment posts may be included in this induction process based on length of term and previous experience."
University of Adelaide
"The Board of Trustees and Committee Member induction programmes are modular induction programmes covering the following topics. Existing members are also welcome to attend some or all of the sessions."
"Welcome / introduction from the Chair of the Board of Trustees and Clerk
- Introduction to University Board of Trustees and its committees
- Board of Trustees' composition (lay members, academic, non-academic staff and students)
- Board of Trustees' key roles and responsibilities
- The format of Board of Trustees meetings
- Board of Trustees and committee members relationships with the Chair and the senior team
- Where to go for help and advice about any aspect of University governance, information about training/development: the Governance team.
- The Board of Trustees and committee members responsibilities as Trustees
- The role of the Secretary’s Office, particularly in relation to staff and student appeals/grievances etc.
- Board members involvement with staff/student appeals and grievances
- The role of the Deputy Secretaries (Directors of Legal Services).
- The role of Finance and Audit Committees and their relationships with the Board of Trustees
- How the University is funded
- Financial Strategy and Capital Programme
- Audit arrangements and financial assurance.
- The role of the University Secretary and links with the Board of Trustees' committees
- The wider University Governance
- Description of the Professional Services: structure and key strategies (ie, Estates, People, IT, student support etc)."