BOARDS, PURPOSE, AND POLICY GOVERNANCE

Rose Mercier, Senior Consultant, The Governance Coach ™ I read a lot of stuff. Online and print, articles and books, the most recent releases and the not-so-current: governance, strategy, management, culture, measurement, news, technology, music, food, mysteries…you get the idea. I don't read everything with the same attention to detail with which ...
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The Policy Governance® and Dialogue Interconnection

by Hartger Wassink A very important element of the success of Policy Governance is the dialogue that can be created by following the principles. Good governance is about translating values into results, and to be able to have a meaningful conversation about values, we need to engage in dialogue. But there's a caveat: dialogue doesn't automatically ...
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COVID-19: Does Your Board Have this Covered?

A few weeks ago, the Canadian federal Minister of Health, cautioned Canadians to prepare for a COVID-19 virus outbreak here. We are appropriately witnessing more severe measures already in place elsewhere and in Canada such as many jurisdictions calling a 'state of emergency'. While governments are bracing and responding, Boards of Directors are wo...
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Reimagining Our World - The Silver Lining

A year and a half ago, with the launch of GOVERN for IMPACT's new name, new Ends, new broader focus, we set out, as a community, to build the commitment to and knowledge, skills and wisdom to enhance governance excellence and the Policy Governance System application in our world. Little did we know then, that as a world community we would need impa...
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Our Changing World

A Message from Our GOVERN for IMPACT Chair, Hartger Wassink ​ This is a very challenging period for Govern for Impact. As it is for all other organizations, businesses and people worldwide. Now, more than ever, we as a board are aware of the importance of knowing our proper responsibility and work from the values of our owners. Now, more than ever,...
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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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