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  • Assessing Board Performance
  • Governance Models, Structures & Best Practices
  • Roles, Responsibilities, & Authority of Boards, Directors and Chief Executives
  • Role of Policy in Governing
  • Terms of Reference for Boards and Directors
  • Strategic & Operational planning
  • Chief Executive Performance Evaluation
  • Oversight
  • Governance & Operational Reviews
  • Policy & Bylaw Development & Review
  • Board Development & Training


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Governing Effectively: Essential Knowledge and Tools for Boards and Board Directors

This booklet contains many ‘best practice tools’ that will help a board govern effectively.

Table of Contents:
Framework for Governing – The Six Elements
Sample Framework Principles
Sample Code of Conduct
Sample Terms of Reference for the Board
The Work of the Board & The Chief Executive
The Chairperson’s Job: An Overview
Sample Terms of Reference for Directors
Committees & Task Forces
Sample Terms of Reference for the Board Chair
The Chair’s Job – An Overview
Sample Duties, Roles & Responsibilities of the Chief Executive – An Overview
Sample Board & Chief Executive Roles, Responsibilities & Authority
Developing Board Agendas
Consent Agenda
What Policies do we need?
Policy Examples
Succession Planning
Chief Executive Performance Evaluation
Tools for Assessing Board Performance
Governance Infrastructure

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