Improving skills in Policy Governance

We think of Policy Governance understanding, both for the board and for the individual, as an ongoing evolution. Levels of skill and degrees of consistency may vary but the intent to do it well is always present. There are a number of areas of which clients have frequently sought help. . In our minds, understanding the theory is important but it doesn’t mean much until you actually have the actionable skills and tools to put that understanding into successful practice. This section provides information about getting there.

Here are a few of the topics most frequently requested by our clients or most in need of further explanation based on the challenges of the boards we work with:



Board Self Assessment Plan Print E-mail

Board Self Assessment (Evaluation)

What is it?

Simply put, it is any system of self monitoring that helps the board stay on track with its policies and get better over time. There are a number of different methods, all of which can work, ranging from very formal to very informal. Basically the board defines a process that will let it regularly check to make sure that it is following its own policies (Governance Process and Board/President Linkage).

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Annual Agenda Planning Print E-mail

The Annual Agenda is probably the most misunderstood of the board’s agendas. It is useful to think about it as the board’s annual work plan. It is in the annual agenda that the board takes on learning, ownership linkage and future environmental scanning.

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The Monitoring Process 2013 Print E-mail
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Board Self-Assessment (Evaluation) Print E-mail

What is it?

Simply put, it is any system of self monitoring that helps the board stay on track with its policies and get better over time.

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Monitoring Print E-mail

Policy Governance gives you many options for assessing whether or not the behaviors and results measure up to expectations in policy.

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The Monitoring Process 2013 - Part 2 Print E-mail
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