Policy Governance, developed by John Carver, is a cutting edge operating system for Boards of Directors. It focuses on helping the board be accountable to the owners and CEO being accountable to the board. The only complete system of governance known in the world today, Policy Governance offers a rational framework that allows for effective and efficient governing.
Understanding more about governance and board work
This section is designed to give you an overview of the nature of board work and governance in general. If you are trying to understand why boards exist, how they add value, and wish to gain different perspectives on how boards do their work, this section is for you. It offers general knowledge rather than focusing on just Policy Governance. Please explore!
The board's role: Determine strategic direction
The board’s fiduciary duty incorporates the function of defining direction, assuring that there are long range goals toward sustainable and relevant service to those served.