Getting Involved with Govern for Impact

Govern for Impact invites all members, potential members and communities of interest to get involved.  We believe that supporting each other and learning from one another is important to the future of Policy Governance® and other advanced systems of governance.

 

Here’s what’s happening:

There are many opportunities for you to network with others who share your specific interests.  We also invite you to join us in furthering the important work of Govern for Impact, as we seek to fulfil our Ends and give impetus to this year’s conference theme “Leading Together”.

 

All the groups listed on the following pages are fuelled by volunteer contributors, passionate about what they do and Govern for Impact thanks them for their service.

 

Govern for Impact'S Organizational Structures 2015 - 2018

This structure has been developed in alignment with Govern for Impact's 2015-2018 Action Plan, which implements Govern for Impact's Strategic Plan.  The structure consists of Core Function Teams and Hubs.

 

Govern for Impact Hubs

Hubs are informal focal points fueled by practitioner demand, exploration and distinctive interests.  A Hub may develop around a specific sector, geographic area, role, topic, etc. They facilitate peer networking opportunities and may develop into more formalized interest groups or networks as members’ desire.  

Govern for Impact currently has the following Hubs, some are active others are still in the initiation stages.

 

ASSOCIATIONS HUB

 

Focus Description

Focuses on the unique nature of practicing Policy Governance in associations.  Provides peer group support and opportunity to share experience and learn from each other with external input as may be helpful. Establishes program of discussions, development activities and speakers.

Coordinator

ceo@policygovernanceassociation.org

CLERK & BOARD ADMINISTRATORS HUB

 

Focus Description

Provides support for Clerks and Board Administrators working with Policy Governance boards to share knowledge and learn from their peers about their unique function and role. Develops clerks and board administrator contacts.  Meets quarterly.

Coordinator

Shelley Farouse SFarouse@crnns.ca

EDUCATION HUB

 

Focus Description

Explores the application of Policy Governance to education organizations.

Contact

Vacant ceo@policygovernanceassociation.org

FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS HUB

 

Focus Description

Explores the application of Policy Governance to faith based organizations. Open to all faiths and denominations. 

Coordinator

Ted Hull   thull@tedhullconsulting.com

GOVERNMENTAL APPLICATIONS HUB

 

Focus Description

Explores the application of Policy Governance to various levels and functioning of government. 

Coordinator

Hub Coordinator position is open. Interim contact athens@order4orgs.com 

INTERNATIONAL HUB

 

Focus Description

Makes recommendations on how IPGA can truly be an international entity. Especially in terms of other cultures and languages.

Contact

Cam Brinsdon cam@boardclarity.co.nz

LEARNING CIRCLES HUB

 

Focus Description

IPGA Learning Circles are created by consultants working on large or tricky projects who want to bring together colleagues to a) share the learning, b) get other input and c) build in some extra back-up in case they cannot do all or part of the work involved at any time. So far one group is being formed around a large scale corporate project and another is being mooted around applying Policy Governance to a large network of small start-up non-profits.

Coordinator

Varies according to project. Contact ceo@policygovernanceassociation.org

NEW TO POLICY GOVERNANCE CONSULTING HUB

 

Focus Description

Provides support and ideas for those who are new to consulting focused on Policy Governance or those with limited experience.

Coordinator

John Bohley  jpbohley@gmail.com

SIMPLIFYING POLICY GOVERNANCE HUB

 

Focus Description

Considers how the teaching and implementation of Policy Governance may be made simpler without compromising success or key principles.  

Coordinator

Richard Pockat richard@drysideconsulting.com

 

Other Hub Ideas

There has previously been interest around Policy Governance Certification, Diversity, setting up a Book club or writing articles for the website, and for establishing hubs based on a geographic location (e.g. the IPGA Wellington Hub in New Zealand’s capital city). If you are interested in contributing to any of these or starting a new hub, please make yourself known to Cam Brinsdon at Board Clarity Ltd (info@boardclarity.co.nz).

 

Govern for Impact Work Teams

Govern’s work is fueled by our community of generous and talented volunteers who make Ends achievement possible.           

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

Team Role

Convenes regular meetings with representation of all Govern strategy teams, committees and work groups to facilitate ongoing communication and coordination. 

Team Leader

Kathy Wiener richardboris@verizon.net

CONSISTENCY FRAMEWORK COMMITTEE

 

Team Role

Provides thought leadership and significant writings related to the principles of Policy Governance practice and the consistency and accuracy of Govern's offerings. 

Team Leader

 Eric Craymer craymere@msu.edu

DEMONSTRATED IMPACT TEAM

 

Team Role

Undertakes a short & long-term research agenda to substantiate the difference that Policy Governance / advanced governance systems make for their organizations and communities.

Team Leader

Karen Fryday-Field kfryday-field@meridianedgeconsulting.com

   

  

KNOWLEDGE TEAM

 

Team Role

Works to create a curated platform of valuable resources, including articles, research reports, videos, podcasts, URL's, etc. related to the principles and practice of governance. 

Team Leader

Dick Biery richardbiery@broadbaker.com

CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

Team Role

 Meets monthly via video-conference to plan the content and logistics of Govern's Annual Conference agenda, sessions, and activities.

Team Leader

Vicki Hawarden vicki@thearcspark.com

CONSULTANTS' FORUM PLANNING TEAM

 

Team Role

Engages consultants in planning and facilitating Govern's two annual Consultant Forums, one in person and one via video-conference.

Team Leader

Jannice Moore jannice@governancecoach.com

EDUCATION TEAM

 

Team Role

Designs, delivers, and coordinates the Policy Governance Proficiency program. 

Team Leader

Rose Mercier rose@governancecoach.com

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TEAM

 

Team Role

Represents young professionals on the Govern Strategic Leadership team, facilitates Young Professionals activities contributes to the Annual Conference and serves as the link to the Young Professionals scholarship program within the Caroline Oliver Fund for a New Vision.     

Team Leader

Lindsay Falt lindsayfalt@hotmail.com

SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM  

 

Team Role

Manages the Policy Governance Practitioners discussion group on LinkedIn (Govern independent) and advises the CEO on building social media and website engagement.   

Team Leader

Susan Mogensen susan@browndogconsulting.com

MARKETING TEAM

 

Team Role

Develops communications strategies, platforms and materials to expand Govern's exposure, reach and engagement of members and supporters.

Team Leader

Michael Palmer mpalmer@governforimpact.org

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

 

Team Role

Works to ensure that Govern has a sound business model that generates diverse and sustainable streams of revenue and other essential resources.   

Team Leader

Kathy Wiener richardboris@verizon.net

 

 

 

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