Festival of Governance 2021

Good governance because we can flip the script. Festival of Governance 2021. Flipping the script means turning an idea on its head and talking about it differently. In many ways the Festival of Governance has been flipping the script on governance since its inception in 2015.

This is our seventh annual Festival of Governance. The key ingredients to a Festival is participation, imagination and intimacy.

Festival of Governance 2021 will be based on a newly invented board game. The aim of the game is to align mindset, systems, and culture with whatever we aim to change or flip the script on.

Original thinking and the sharing of ideas is what our festival is all about. The festival brings together senior leaders across all sectors, to share lessons learned and recognise those who have made a significant contribution to improving people’s lives.

After a year of unprecedented change, challenge and transformation there has never been a better nor more necessary time to rethink good governance and the crucial role it can and should play now.

Good governance award

Each year the Institute recognises the achievements that one person has made towards advancing good governance through the Good Governance Award.

Previous winners of the award have included Dame Janet Smith, Judge Mervyn King, Sir William Wells, Sir Liam Donaldson, Dame Julie Moore and Dame Fiona Caldicott.

These people have made the world a better and fairer place for everyone.

Festival review

The Festival Review is the Good Governance Institute’s annual report on the world of good governance. This document pushes our collective creativity to the edge.

​It is a printed document that every year reviews the scope of good governance and its influence on everyday life.

This year’s publication will examine a number of sectors related to NHS and other public or third sector organisations, looking beyond systems at health and wellbeing outcomes in every aspect of a person's existence.

The review is built by writers, artists, photographers, researchers, thought-leaders, designers, experts and editors to make for an impactful statement that can be both shared and treasured for generations to come.


Thank you all for your tremendous support in helping to plan and pull off the webinar. It went flawlessly and the discussion was great.

James Gutierrez

Chief of Quality, Safety and Patient Experience

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Thank you for including us in your Festival – we really enjoyed the sessions, especially the Allyship event.

Gary Bates

Client Relationship Director

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Jaco Marais

Creative Partner

Jaco is the creator and the creative force behind the Festival of Governance and the Festival Review.

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Festival of Governance 2021

Good governance: because we can flip the script