"Introduction to the Policy Governance® Model"
Who Should Attend Introduction to the Board members — Nonprofit Leaders — Funders — School Superintendents & Policy Governance® Administrators — School Board Members —Hospital Administrators & Boards — Anyone Interested in Sound Model Principles of Board Government Presented by: Miriam Carver Miriam Carver Leading Policy Governance® Theorist and Consultant Wednesday, March 23, 2005 Cornhusker Hotel Miriam Carver is a Policy Governance® author and 13th and M Streets, Lincoln consultant. She and her husband, Dr. John Carver, have co-authored Reinventing Your Board: A Step by Step Guide to Implementing Policy Governance and A New Vision 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. of Board Leadership: Governing the Community College as well as several booklets. In addition, Miriam, along with 8:30 a.m. Registration co-author Bill Charney, has written The Board Member's Playbook: Using Policy Governance to Solve Problems, Make Registration fee $25 with lunch provided Decisions, and Build a Stronger Board. Miriam was the executive director of Canada's first AIDS hospice and also of a federation of counseling agencies in Ontario. She opened her governance con- sulting practice in the early 1990s. She has consulted with boards of directors in the USA, Canada, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Thailand, and Malaysia. Sponsored By: Her clients include the boards of colleges, school sys- US Bank tems, hospitals and hospital systems, mental health In partnership with: agencies, advocacy and charitable organizations, trade and professional associations, credit unions, utilities The Human Services Federation commissions, and city councils. Miriam also trains Lincoln Public Schools consultants in the theory and application of Policy The Food Bank of Lincoln Governance® in the Policy Governance Academy. and Miriam was born in England, where she received most The Lincoln Community Foundation of her formal education. In her twenties, she moved to Canada, where she completed her master’s-level stud- ies. Miriam currently resides with her husband in At- lanta, Georgia. The Policy Governance® Model Registration Form Presentation Topics Policy Governance,® an integrated board leadership Please print legibly. Will Include paradigm created by Dr. John Carver, is a ground- Name:__________________________________ breaking model of governance designed to empower boards of directors to fulfill their obligation of ac- Agency:_________________________________ countability for the organizations they govern. As a Address:________________________________ • Just what is governance and board leader- generic system, it is applicable to the governing body ship? City, State, Zip:___________________________ of any enterprise. The model enables the board to • How board leadership differs from executive focus on the larger issues, to delegate with clarity, to Phone:__________________________________ leadership. control management's job without meddling, to rig- E-mail:__________________________________ • Defining and demanding, not picking and orously evaluate the accomplishment of the organi- tinkering. zation, and to truly lead its organization. Fax:____________________________________ • Creating board policies in a new light. Registration fees: Basic Principles and Thanks to the generosity of US Bank, registration • Distinguishing where you are from how you Characteristics of the for this valuable learning experience is only $25 will get there. Carver Model (per person) with lunch provided. • How the board can stay safely out of details. • Clearly sets the rules which govern the function- Make checks payable to: • Doing long-range visioning, not long-range ing of the board. Human Services Federation planning. • Making sense out of committees. • Roles and responsibilities are clearly defined. Please call (402) 441-4399 if you have a special dietary need or special accommodation needs. • Making the most of a “chief executive offi- • The board speaks with one voice or not at all. cer” and management. Detach this form and mail to: • The board’s decisions are strategic and have • Evaluating the chief executive. broad, long-term applicability. The board Human Services Federation • Evaluating the board itself. should focus on fundamental values and vision 1645 ‘N’ Street, Suite A and avoid trivia. Lincoln, NE 68508 • The board’s critical relationship with the “owners”. • The board outlines overall ends but rather than The Human Services Federation supports its members through Education, Networking and the Power of Collective Action. • How to maintain board discipline. detailing specific means, it tells the CEO what Questions? Call (402) 441-4399 • Getting started on the board’s future work. he/she cannot do and leaves the rest to the CEO’s discretion. www.hsfed.org • Boards talking to boards — a network of leadership. • It is the board’s responsibility to clearly indicate REGISTRATION DEADLINE what it wants. March 9, 2005 Policy Governance® is a radical and effec- tive change in the way boards conceive of No credit cards. and do their job. It allows greater account- No walk-in registration at the Cornhusker. ability. Board leadership isn't just rhetoric. It's a reality. For additional registration forms, please photocopy.