Improving skills in Policy Governance

Several Alternative Methods

Policy Governance gives you many options for assessing whether or not the behaviors and results measure up to expectations in policy.

The Annual Agenda is probably the most misunderstood of the board’s agendas. It is useful to think about it as the board’s annual work plan. It is in the annual agenda that the board takes on learning, ownership linkage and future environmental scanning.

What is it?

Simply put, it is any system of self monitoring that helps the board stay on track with its policies and get better over time.

Board Self Assessment (Evaluation)

What is it?

Simply put, it is any system of self monitoring that helps the board stay on track with its policies and get better over time. There are a number of different methods, all of which can work, ranging from very formal to very informal. Basically the board defines a process that will let it regularly check to make sure that it is following its own policies (Governance Process and Board/President Linkage).