Breakthrough Boards- Dr. James Goenner, National Charter Schools Institute (NACSA Conference 2012)
BREAKTHROUGH BOARDS: GOVERNING FOR RESULTS 2012 National Charter Schools ConferenceDR. JAMES N. GOENNER | JUNE 20, 2012
Goals for Session1 Review 3 Key Challenges Facing Boards2 Offer a Model for Becoming a Breakthrough Board3 Share a Governing for Results Dashboard4 Answer Questions and Have Fun!www.CharterInstitute.org 2
Purpose of Governance“To ensure, usually on behalf of others, that an organization achieves what it shouldachieve while avoiding those behaviors and situations that should be avoided.” Dr. John Carver Boards that Make a Difference www.CharterInstitute.org 3
Three Key Board Challenges 1 Dysfunctional Group Dynamics 2 Disengaged Board Members 3 Uncertainty about Roles and Responsibilities Problem Boards or Board Problem? The Nonprofit Quarterly, Summer 2003 www.CharterInstitute.org 4
Typical Prescription for Fixing Board Challenges = Information and Training Question Will more information & training cure board problems?www.CharterInstitute.org 5
Collins’ Good to Great Framework INPUT PRINCIPLES OUTPUT RESULTSSTAGE 1: DISCIPLINED PEOPLE DELIVERS SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE Level 5 Leadership RELATIVE TO ITS MISSION First Who, Then WhatSTAGE 2: DISCIPLINED THOUGHT MAKES A DISTINCTIVE IMPACT Confront the Brutal Facts ON THE COMMUNITIES IT TOUCHES The Hedgehog Concept ACHIEVES LASTING ENDURANCESTAGE 3: DISCIPLINED ACTION BEYOND ANY LEADER, IDEA OR SETBACK Culture of Discipline The FlywheelSTAGE 4:BUILDING GREATNESS TO LAST Culture of Discipline The Flywheel www.CharterInstitute.org 6
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