Improving skills in Policy Governance

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.

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).

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

An undisciplined board undermines the accountability of the CEO. Not following your policies is an issue of organizational integrity. How can you expect the CEO to follow policy if the Board doesn't?

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.