Cyber Security and How It Matters To You

We're incredibly excited about our upcoming Advanced Practice Online Forum. This isn't any usual forum, it's something that will help map out the importance about a key area in governance that is often overlooked.  Securing the keep is top priority.  Join Govern For Impact's Online Forum on March 10 where Cybersecurity expert Michael...
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Boards & Governing Cyber Security Risk Online Forum March

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST) an Advanced Practice Online Forum Presenter: Michael Castro, Founder, RiskAware ( speaker bio ) Moderator: Karen Fryday-Field, Senior Governance Consultant and GOVERN for IMPACT CEO This session is a must for Board Chairs, Board Members, CEOs, Board Administrators, and Vice Presidents, Finance. More ...
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What it Means to be a Governance System Professional (GSP) Fellow at GOVERN for IMPACT

GSP Fellow at GOVERN for IMPACT is a very distinguished position. We value these governance leaders and admire what they have accomplished. Being a GSP Fellow is more than taking the Policy Governance Proficiency course and passing the exam; it is more than attending the Policy Governance Academy and passing a grandfathering exam, and it is more th...
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Are you Eligible to use the Governance Systems Professional (GSP) Designation?

by Michael Palmer, Govern Managing Director Govern for Impact is now actively promoting and using the Governance Systems Professional (GSP) designation. This important designation recognizes knowledgeable governance professionals who have undertaken specific education and who have demonstrated a high level of learning in Policy Governance, the GSP ...
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Serving with Confidence

by Lindsay Grillet- Co-Team Leader, Young Professionals I often have conversations with other young professionals about the intricacies of serving on a Board of Directors. So many of us want to join a board to take a leadership position within organizations that we're passionate about, but some might feel that their voices aren't as loud as their m...
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Should the Board Approve CEO Interpretations in Policy Governance?

by Jannice Moore  A frequent question of learners of Policy Governance is about what the board should or should not "approve" in Policy Governance. This is an area that sometimes results in confusion because it requires a shift in mindset from traditional governance practices. Traditionally governed boards "approve" (or adopt, or accept) all m...
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Nose In Fingers Out - is not enough

by Karen Fryday-Field, MBA, GSP, GOVERN for IMPACT CEO

Over the past two decades ‘GOVERN for IMPACT’ affiliates and our broader community of people interested in governance excellence have learned that ‘board governance’ is an unique discipline in our world. In a recent discussion of university board and president leaders, I heard governance described as “fingers out, nose in…”. You can imagine, I was horrified by this limited vision or view of what governance is or how it contributes to organizational impact.

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Register Now for GOVERN's Next Online Forum: Servant-Leadership and Policy Governance... Enhancing Understanding and Exploring Potential Dynamic Synergy

November 19, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST) Presenter: John Bohley Moderator: Karen Fryday-Field, Senior Governance Consultant and GOVERN for IMPACT CEO Enrich your understanding of Policy Governance application by exploring the provocative concept of servant-leadership as developed in the classic essays of Robert Greenleaf. Explore John Carver's th...
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PGP Program Update

Registration for the Govern for Impact Policy Governance Proficiency (PGP) program has closed and we have 14 registered participants. The program aims to provide a high-level understanding of governance in theory, principle and practice. The curriculum draws strongly on the work of John Carver in creating the Policy Governance system and provides c...
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VOLUNTEER POSITION AVAILABLE AT GOVERN for IMPACT:

Communities of Practice (formerly Hubs) Team Leader Athens Kolias, Hubs Team Leader will be retiring form this position in the near future to take on the role of Social Media Team Leaders. Bravo to Athens! We thank you for almost 5 years of service in this role. GOVERN is now seeking a new Communities of Practice (Hubs) Team Leader. This is a dynam...
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Online Forum: Servant-Leadership and Policy Governance

November 19, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST) Session Presenter: John Bohley Session Moderator: Karen Fryday-Field ​ Enrich your understanding of Policy Governance application by exploring the provocative concept of servant-leadership as developed in the classic essays of Robert Greenleaf. Explore John Carver's thoughts about servant-leadership and ho...
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Online Forum: Further Exploring "At What Worth" for Ends Policies... Concepts and Practical Application for this Critical Governance Issue

October 22, 2019 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (EST) This session is a must for Board Chairs, Board Members, CEOs, Board Administrators, and Vice Presidents, Finance. Speaker: Richard Stringham Moderator: Karen Fryday-Field If you've been working with Policy Governance for any length of time, you know that one of the three components of Ends policies is the "...
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At the Board Table 2

by Hartger Wassink, GOVERN Board Chair How quickly a year passes. While we still remember all the great things that happened during the conference in Savannah last year, our annual conference in Québec City is rapidly approaching, the first under our new name. In Savannah, we made the pivotal decision to change our name and bylaws and to adopt new ...
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Awesome Advanced Governance Practice Learning

by J. Inskeep, F2F Advanced Practice Forum Leader

Seventeen participants from the US, Canada and Japan gathered at the Hyatt Riverwalk in San Antonio Texas for a two day workshop centered on methods of measurement available to boards and CEOs.

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Support Good Governance... Support GOVERN for IMPACT'S Cause! Become an Affiliate!

by Karen Fryday-Field, CEO, Govern for Impact

You are the key to help change the world through governance excellence. Our world is in good hands only when every organization we build is led with clarity of purpose, determination to lasting results, deep loyalty to fundamental values, and an unwavering dedication to the people for whose benefit it exists. This happens when there is excellence in board governance.

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