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Governance Coach Online: Virtual Workshops and Implementation

All workshops are facilitated by a qualified Carver governance consultant.  This includes the professional designation, Governance Systems Professional (GSP), a designation from Govern for Impact that identifies individuals who have either attended the Policy Governance Academy led by John and Miriam Carver or completed the Policy Governance Proficiency Program (PGP) and passed the PGP final exam. Full details about the GSP here.  Choose from our selection of workshops below:

A Policy Governance® Introduction

Participants will gain a clear understanding of the principles of John Carver’s Policy Governance® model including:

  • Elements of effective governance
  • The value of a system of governance
  • Ownership and the position of the board
  • Accountability through clear delegation
  • Ends policies
  • Executive Limitations policies
  • Monitoring
  • Board Means
  • Fiduciary Responsibility and Policy Governance

For Your Whole Board:

This e-course includes 10 modules designed for your board members to complete individually, but also to learn as a group. It includes:

  • video presentations covering all of the Policy Governance principles
  • supporting reading materials and tools
  • interactive questions to check your understanding of the content
  • live webinar sessions with one of our consultants, scheduled and tailored specifically for your organization, to answer your questions as you work through the modules, and discuss how the principles would apply in your particular situation.

How You Benefit:

  • Live interaction with a professional Policy Governance consultant as you learn
  • Your board can learn together even though not physically in the same room
  • No travel costs – worldwide (in English)
  • Just-in-time orientation for new board members, if you are already using Policy Governance.
  • Individual boards and CEOs in the exploratory stage, wishing to learn more about the Carver model
  • Groups of boards and management in any community, all interested in exploring the possibilities of Policy Governance
  • New members of boards already using Policy Governance, as orientation

 “The Governance Coach virtual Introduction to Policy Governance Course has been immensely helpful. As many institutions explore virtual options for delivering courses, The Governance Coach team have done an exemplary job in delivering this course. The complement of video tutorials, case studies and quizzes were fulsome and excellently put together. However the best part of this program is the opportunity to engage with Jannice, review the course materials, ask questions and engage in very meaningful and enlightening discussions. Thank you to The Governance Coach team for their hard work here!”   

Jon Macpherson, Manager of Governance & Policy, Calgary West Central Primary Care Network

For Individuals:

For new board members, prospective board members, board staff, and anyone interested in exploring the Policy Governance model.

The e-course, as described in the course for boards, is delivered in 10 modules which can be completed on your own, with two live group sessions facilitated on Zoom by a Policy Governance consultant. A Certificate of Completion is available at the end of the course.

Your investment is $895.

Multiple Start Dates – Start your five-week e-course at your convenience!

2024

  • Course Orientation October 2 with live sessions October 23 and November 13
  • Course Orientation November 6 with live sessions November 20 and December 11

Registration is limited so register now to secure your preferred date!

For Individuals: Assessing Monitoring Reports

This newly offered e-course is delivered in 10 modules designed to be completed on your own, with two live group sessions facilitated on Zoom by a Policy Governance® consultant.

For new board members, prospective board members, board staff, and anyone interested in exploring best practices of assessing monitoring reports.

The e-course includes:

  • video presentations covering all of the Policy Governance principles
  • supporting reading materials and tools
  • interactive questions to check your understanding of the content
  • live webinar sessions facilitated on Zoom with one of our Policy Governance consultants to answer your questions as you work through the modules, and discuss how the principles would apply in your particular situation.

The modules can be completed at your own pace, but with the first 5 modules to be completed prior to the first live session for your course, and the remaining modules completed prior to the final live session.

A Certificate of Completion is available at the end of the course.

Participants will gain a clear understanding of the principles of assessing monitoring reports including:

  • What to look for in a monitoring report interpretation
  • Common errors in interpretations
  • Tips for how to assess an interpretation
  • Elements the board should expect to find in monitoring evidence
  • What information should be avoided
  • When and how to monitor
  • Connecting monitoring to the CEO’s evaluation
  • Documenting the board’s due diligence re monitoring

Your investment is $760.

Start Date

2024

  • Course Orientation October 17 with live sessions October 31 and November 14

Registration is limited, so register early!

For CEOs/Management Team: Writing Monitoring Reports

A virtual course, including 6 modules for the CEO and any other management team members involved in writing monitoring reports to complete individually, but also to learn as a group.  It includes:

  • video presentations covering all aspects of writing a monitoring report including:
    • how to write a good interpretation
    • how much data is enough
    • how to show evidence to demonstrate compliance with board policy
    • from operationalizing policies to monitoring
    • supporting the board’s monitoring process
    • specific issues and policies
  • supporting reading materials and tools
  • interactive questions to check your understanding of the content
  • live webinar sessions with one of our consultants, scheduled and tailored specifically for your organization, to answer your questions as you work through the modules, including discussion of real monitoring reports from your organization.

How You Benefit:

  • Live interaction with a professional Policy Governance consultant as you learn
  • No travel costs – worldwide (in English)
  • Enhance your understanding of how to effectively write monitoring reports that provide the board with assurance of compliance with their policies

For Boards: Assessing Monitoring Reports

A virtual course, including 5 modules designed for your board members to complete individually, but also to learn as a group. It includes:

  • video presentations covering all aspects of monitoring, including:
    • how it fits in a total system as a key component of accountability
    • how to assess interpretations
    • how to assess evidence
    • monitoring logistics
    • special cases and typical problem areas
  • supporting reading materials and tools
  • interactive questions to check your understanding of the content
  • live webinar sessions with one of our consultants, scheduled and tailored specifically for your organization, to answer your questions as you work through the modules, including discussion of real monitoring reports from your organization.

How You Benefit:

  • Live interaction with a professional Policy Governance consultant as you learn
  • Your board can learn together even though not physically in the same room
  • No travel costs – worldwide (in English)
  • Enhance your understanding of how to effectively assess monitoring reports to assure real accountability from your CEO.

Complete Implementation of Policy Governance® with Virtual Consulting and Ongoing Coaching

It includes:

  • Facilitated development of Executive Limitations, Governance Process, and Board – Management Delegation policies, using a variety of online tools appropriate for your board and live, interactive webinars
  • Facilitated development of Ends policies in live, interactive webinars
  • Ongoing virtual coaching, including written feedback and opportunity for email, phone, or virtual support from your consultant

What does the GSP designation mean?

The professional designation, Governance Systems Professional (GSP), was introduced in 2019 by GOVERN FOR IMPACT to identify individuals who exemplify a high standard of governance knowledge and expertise and who are dedicated to advancing the field of governance – as distinct from management.

To qualify for the designation, The Governance Coach™ consultant must:

  • have attended the Policy Governance Academy™ led by John and Miriam Carver or completed the Policy Governance® Proficiency Program (PGP), and passed the PGP final exam;
  • commit to professional conduct as embodied in the standards of the GSP Code of Ethics;
  • on a continuing basis complete the required level of professional development credits; and
  • maintain an affiliation with the designation granting body, GOVERN FOR IMPACT.

The GSP designation enables organizations to identify those with knowledge and expertise who are committed to supporting boards to achieve governance excellence, upholding professional integrity in their work with boards, and continuing to expand their governance knowledge and competencies, including the application of Policy Governance principles and practices.

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Policy Governance® Virtual Workshops

Introduction to Policy Governance® start dates:  October 2 & November 6

Assessing Monitoring Reports start date: October 17

Registration is limited, so register early!

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