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Policy Governance(R) is designed to empower boards of directors to fulfill their obligation of accountability for the organizations they govern.

Policy Governance(R) is designed to empower boards of directors to fulfill their obligation of accountability for the organizations they govern.

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  • Policy Governance and Organizational Sustainability Based on Boards that Make a Difference by John Carver
  • Types of Governance Boards
    • Working boards – hands on, engaged in some of the daily operations of the organization (fix the fax, work on strategic planning, do mailings)
    • Collective Boards – actually engaged in the management of the organization, works side-by-side with staff.
    • Policy Boards – engaged in some operational activities, but primarily focuses on higher level policy making.
    • Policy Governance Boards – based on the model by John Carver, these boards have clear lines and areas of focus between Board and CEO
  • Who Joins a Board?
    • Reasons people choose to serve include:
    • Civic duty
    • Charitable service
    • Parental obligation
    • Personal interest in the organization’s cause
  • What’s A Board For?
    • Determine the organization's mission and purpose.
    • Provide proper financial oversight.
    • Secure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.
    • Recruit and train new board members.
    • Periodically and comprehensively evaluate board performance.
    • Hire the Chief Executive Officer.
    • Assess management performance.
  • What Is Policy Governance?
    • An approach to board governance designed to empower boards of directors to fulfill their obligation of accountability for the organizations they govern.
  • Policy Governance enables the board to
    • Focus on the larger issues
    • Delegate with clarity
    • Control management’s job without meddling
    • Rigorously evaluate the accomplishments of the organization
    • To truly lead the organization
    • The board must both control operations and yet be free of its complexity and details.
  • Categories of Policies
    • Ends to be achieved
      • Ends Policies are the effect the organization seeks to have on the world outside of itself
    • Means to the ends
      • Means are any organizational issues that are not Ends
    • Board-Staff Relationships
    • Process of Governance
  • Second Life for Real Boards
    • Communication
      • Sharing of information, supporting ongoing board development
    • Collaboration
      • Opportunities to partner with like-minded organizations
    • Training
      • Seminars, classes, workshops
    • Networking
      • Meet new people, gain new perspectives
  • For More Information
    • GReat Kreations website
      • http://greatkreations.com
    • John Carver’s Policy Governance Website
      • http://www.carvergovernance.com
    • Contact us via phone or email:
      • Phone: 888 332 1882
      • Email: [email_address]
      • In World IM Namaara MacMoragh