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Getting Your Board on Board
Singular


            Policy
                           Entrepreneurial
          Governance
                            ...
Policy Governance Model
•   Clarity of Roles
•   Focus on outcomes/results
•   Board sometimes ‘disconnected’
•   Interest...
Constituency Representative Model
•   Decentralized power
•   Communication is emphasized
•   Decision-making can be diffi...
Entrepreneurial Model
• Market orientation, focus on efficiency,
  effectiveness
• Innovation as an opportunity for market...
Emergent Cellular Model
• Organic and Flexible structure
• Board challenges deeply held assumptions,
  catalyst for change...
Be a good
fundraiser.

Be a better
marketer.
Generative Thinking
Three Modes of Board Thinking
I. Fiduciary/Productive
II. Strategic/Logical
III. Generative/Expressive
Art Gallery – Loan to a Las Vegas
                  Casino
• Fiduciary: Insurance, security, donor control,
  timeline, cu...
Moving to Generative Thinking
• Happens during informal times, not formal
  meetings
• Needs to be framed: structure, huma...
Moving to Generative Thinking
• Individual directors are sounding boards for
  advice
• Use “wicked questions” to expose i...
Your
turn
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board
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Owen Charters - Getting Board On Board

  1. 1. Getting Your Board on Board
  2. 2. Singular Policy Entrepreneurial Governance Model Model Stable Innovative Constituency/ Emergent Representative Cellular Model Model Networks
  3. 3. Policy Governance Model • Clarity of Roles • Focus on outcomes/results • Board sometimes ‘disconnected’ • Interest in big picture • Focus on adequate resources, fundraising
  4. 4. Constituency Representative Model • Decentralized power • Communication is emphasized • Decision-making can be difficult • Tendency sometimes to pursue self- preservation
  5. 5. Entrepreneurial Model • Market orientation, focus on efficiency, effectiveness • Innovation as an opportunity for market share • Focus on bottom-line over societal interests
  6. 6. Emergent Cellular Model • Organic and Flexible structure • Board challenges deeply held assumptions, catalyst for change • Reliance on distributed networks, technology innovations • Significant negotiations often needed for decisions
  7. 7. Be a good fundraiser. Be a better marketer.
  8. 8. Generative Thinking
  9. 9. Three Modes of Board Thinking
  10. 10. I. Fiduciary/Productive
  11. 11. II. Strategic/Logical
  12. 12. III. Generative/Expressive
  13. 13. Art Gallery – Loan to a Las Vegas Casino • Fiduciary: Insurance, security, donor control, timeline, curatorial control • Strategic: Attendance, image, prototypes, competitive, patrons • Generative: Is this mission oriented? What else would we do for the right price? Are we conservative or populist? Is the art viewing experience compromised?
  14. 14. Moving to Generative Thinking • Happens during informal times, not formal meetings • Needs to be framed: structure, human resources, political, symbolic • Retrospective thinking • Executives and Directors work collaboratively
  15. 15. Moving to Generative Thinking • Individual directors are sounding boards for advice • Use “wicked questions” to expose issues • Create informal time – board dinner before/after meetings
  16. 16. Your turn

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