Govern Fellow, Governance Systems Professional (GSP)


Fellows are individuals that enjoy all the benefits of the Ambassador category and can use the term Governance Systems Professional (GSP). The GSP designation recognizes knowledgeable governance professionals who adhere to a code of ethics and commit to ongoing professional development.

Only those who have passed the Govern for Impact Policy Governance Proficiency (PGP) program, PGP grandfather exam, or who have attended the Policy Governance AcademySM may apply in this category.

If you were a participant of the Policy Governance AcademySM but have not yet passed the PGP grandparent exam, you may still become a Govern Fellow and use the GSP designation until June 2020 after which date you will need to pass the PGP grandparent exam to continue using the designation. Contact John Bohley ( for more information about the PGP grandparent exam.

It is anticipated that over time to maintain this Fellow, GSP title, there will be annual continuing education requirements.  The requirements will be shared at a later date.

If you meet the criteria for Fellow (GSP) and demonstrate that you meet these criteria, then you can choose to join in the Fellow category and have all the benefits of the Fellow, GSP category, including using the professional designation title of Fellow, GSP, such affiliates will also have the benefits of the Ambassador category. 

The GSP Code of Ethics, added June 2019.  

Lastly, Policy Governance Academy Attendees will need to complete the PGP grandfather exam by the end of 2020 in order to be able to remain eligible for the Fellow (GSP) category. 

Duration: 1 year
Price: $370.00
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