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

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