*Policy Governance® is an internationally registered service mark of John Carver. Registration is only to ensure accurate description of the model rather than for financial gain. The model is available free to all with no royalties or licence fees for its use. The authoritative website for Policy Governance is www.carvergovernance.com.
Policy Governance® is the world's only comprehensive, universal system of board governance. Developed by Dr. John Carver more than 30 years ago, this system emphasizes the production of meaningful outcomes (ENDS policies) and true accountability in board leadership practices. The other parts of the policy framework (MEANS policies) enable boards to achieve owner accountable, ethical and effective governance… while mitigating risk.
'We are a policy governance board' is a common refrain. Many boards who say this do so because they create or use policies. In actual fact Policy Governance® boards govern on the basis of 10 value based, universally applicable principles, the same ones upon which Policy Governance® was created more than 40 years ago. (Contact Susan for a copy of these principles in the Policy Governance® Source Document)
One of the greatest advantages of governing by principles is that board, committee and the CEO roles, responsibilities and relationships are clarified in perpetuity. This means that performance expectations of both Boards and their CEOs are crystal clear and easy to measure. Another exceptional advantage of this principle based governance system is that it obligates boards to govern on behalf of a higher authority, that of its legal and/or moral owners or shareholders, and to create and sustain proactive and meaningful dialogue with them.
A change to governance by Policy Governance® principles is a paradigm shift, not merely a set of incremental changes to the status quo. And contrary to some myths, Policy Governance® is appropriate for ALL boards, regardless of whether they have a CEO or no staff at all!
Using a combination of workshops and governance coaching, ROGERS Leadership Consulting will facilitate a customized version of the following transformation process with your organization's board of directors and CEO and sometimes the senior leadership team. Each step of this process is designed to meet the unique needs and culture of your organization.
Why Coaching Support?
Throughout the board's transition in governance practice, in the workshop and policy development process, a list of related issues and concerns usually emerges. This list often includes strategic planning, financial reporting, change management, membership or ownership concerns, board performance expectations of itself and the CEO, board attendance, bylaws and teambuilding.
At this point in the implementation or transformation process, the organization has invested significant human and financial resources towards achieving governance competence. 'Governance coaching' helps reinforce new learning, solve unforeseen challenges, and prevents slippage into ineffectual habits.
For both new and experienced practitioners of Policy Governance®, Governance Coaching helps to sustain owner accountable, ethical and effective governance. Customized to meet the needs and culture of the organization, this coaching support typically includes but is not limited to:
To explore the Implementation of Policy Governance® for your organization, please contact Susan Rogers at (204) 475-2488 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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