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  • Where are the next generation of housing leaders?

    Where are the next generation of housing leaders?

    13 September 2017
    Terrie Alafat is Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing

    In a housing landscape that is more challenging than ever, bringing talent into our sector has never been more important, and it is entirely in our hands.

  • Transformation in housing: effective or efficient?

    Transformation in housing: effective or efficient?

    31 August 2017
    Kevin Dodd is Chief Executive of Wakefield and District Housing

    The definition of transformation is to completely change the appearance or character of something or someone, especially so that the thing or person is improved.

  • How can housing associations support the next generation’s housing needs?

    How can housing associations support the next generation’s housing needs?

    24 August 2017
    Clare Powell is Strategy and Research Director at Sovereign and speaking at our Annual Conference 2017.

    It’s no surprise that young people are the most affected by our current housing crisis. The average age of a first-time buyer is now well over 30, while many of those locked out of home ownership are finding it harder to secure an affordable, decent place to rent privately.

  • Compassionate leadership for compassionate housing associations

    Compassionate leadership for compassionate housing associations

    21 August 2017
    Michael West, Professor of Work & Organisational Psychology & Head of Thought Leadership, Lancaster University Management School

    There are three core leadership challenges for every organisation – direction, alignment and commitment. How do we achieve agreement on direction? How do we coordinate our work so that it all fits together? And how do we maintain commitment to the collective across the organisation rather than just focusing on the success of our own areas?

  • How can we make joint partnerships with local authorities work?

    How can we make joint partnerships with local authorities work?

    17 August 2017
    Dave Procter is the Chair of Together Housing group and a speaker at our Annual Conference 2017.

    Whilst it’s difficult to find someone who thinks working in partnership with local authorities is a bad idea, it’s probably not possible to claim that enthusiastic joint working is the order of the day, yet.

  • Is the slowing UK housing market a Brexit effect or a natural correction?

    Is the slowing UK housing market a Brexit effect or a natural correction?

    17 August 2017
    Frances Coppola is a financial writer and commentator and visiting advanced fellow at Sheffield University.

    The UK housing market has been slowing since early 2017. In London and the South East, prices have fallen over the last three months: house prices continue to rise in other areas, but overall the picture is one of stagnation.