Praise for Getting Started with Policy Governance
"This is a great read! Such a book is long overdue. It′s comprehensive, accessible, and fills a big gap in the market."
Geraldine Peacock, former chair, The Charity Commission
"Getting Started with Policy Governance is a very interesting addition to the literature on Policy Governance. It will be useful to both boards getting started on Policy Governance as well as those who want to refresh their ideas on using it."
Judy Mitchell, former chair, Oxfam Australia
"This is a very well–written and easy to understand must–read for all those interested in effective board governance. The Policy Governance framework is a coherent model that allows all types of boards to understand their role and those of the chair (or chief governance officer) and the CEO. Oliver explains clearly how the model works and introduces the reader to the necessary tools to create the framework."
John Zinkin, CEO, Securities Industry Development Corporation
"For boards wanting to raise their game, this book is very thought–provoking and helpful. It′s a must for all board members. Board chairs ignore it at your peril!"
John Bruce, chairman, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
"Caroline Oliver has written a comprehensive, yet concise, book which provides an excellent introduction to those new to John Carver′s highly influential Policy Governance model and, at the same time, systematically guides boards through the implementation of the model."
Yuen Teen Mak, regional research director (Asia–Pacific), Watson Wyatt Worldwide, and codirector, Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting Centre, National University of Singapore
"Getting Started with Policy Governance provides an excellent guide for boards considering a change to Policy Governance leadership. Oliver′s expertise shines through with her skillful explanations, useful examples, sample policies, and many tools shared. A must–read for any board considering Policy Governance."
Carol–Ann Yakiwchuk, president, the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
List of Tools vii
Foreword ixJohn Carver
Author′s Note xvii
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