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Getting Started with Policy Governance: Bringing Purpose, Integrity and Efficiency to Your Board's Work

Getting Started with Policy Governance: Bringing Purpose, Integrity and Efficiency to Your Board's Work

Caroline Oliver, John Carver (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-787-98713-8

Jan 2009

256 pages

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$50.95

Description

In this newest book on the Policy Governance approach to board leadership created by John Carver, Caroline Oliver gives readers practical, hands-on tools for getting the most from the system in the day-to-day operation of their boards. In the Policy Governance Fieldbook, Oliver explored the experience of 11 organizations that succeeded and failed in using Policy Governance. Now, she has drawn upon the most important lessons from that experience as well as her experience in helping many more organizations along the Policy Governance road to governing excellence.  The result is a wealth of tools and resources for helping readers to:
  • Decide if Policy Governance is right for them
  • Identify and link with owners
  • Develop means policies
  • Create Ends policies
  • Monitor Policies
  • Run meetings
  • Evaluate
  • Plan for the future

List of Tools vii

Foreword ix
John Carver

Author's Note xvii

Acknowledgments xix

About the Author xxi

About This Book xxiii

1 Exploring Policy Governance 1

2 Choosing Policy Governance--or Not! 13

3 Knowing Who Owns Your Organization 41

4 Understanding the Policy in Policy Governance 69

5 What Does Your Ownership Want? Creating Ends Policies 89

6 How Can You Govern How Your Ends Are Achieved? Creating Means Policies 113

7 How Can You Keep Your Board Accountable? Monitoring Your Policies 137

8 Embarking on Policy Governance 165

Policy Governance Resources 205

References 213

Index 217