Association Management

Association Governance Trends

Association Governance - Evolving From Operations to Oversight Here are the most common trends we are observing in Association governance: Board roles are being redefined to focus on governance and oversight from operations and staff direction. Board composition is being realigned towards risk, strategy and subject matter expertise from member representation. Board operating processes and [...]

By |July 20th, 2018|Association Management, Governance|0 Comments

What is Corporate Governance PPT

Corporate governance is most effective when Directors share a common understanding of what is corporate governance, the Board’s governance role and the key building blocks for achieving effective corporate governance. This presentation has been used by Associations, private business and not-for-profit Boards of Directors to define corporate governance and the role of the Board of [...]

Board Assessment Tool: Governance or Operating Board?

What Association Board type are you - oversight or operations? As Boards of Directors strive to improve their governance effectiveness, a key challenge many face is striking the right balance between oversight and operations. Many Association Boards started with an operating focus. It was the Boards of new and emerging associations who brought [...]

By |March 28th, 2018|Association Management, Governance|0 Comments

When is a Governance Board Too Deep into the Operation?

Is your Board too deep into the operation? Generally, we find that Directors are very aware – perhaps too aware – of crossing the line from governance into operations. It can be confusing to try and understand how deep is too deep. Here’s how we think about it. The governance Board’s role is to: identify [...]

By |February 22nd, 2018|Association Management, Governance|0 Comments

Top Four Governance Findings from Board Assessments

Here are four of the most common findings from our Board governance assessments over the past ten years: Directors don’t share a common understanding of the Board’ role. A critical step in every governance assessment is the Director interview. In that interview we ask each Director what their understanding of the Board’s role is. We [...]

By |February 11th, 2018|Association Management, Governance, Private Business|0 Comments

Association Governance Board Assessment

When we are engaged to conduct an Association Governance Assessment, this is the approach we use to help the Board identify governance opportunities and risks: Association Governance Assessment Objectives to assess current governance structure and processes to recommend the most beneficial ways to improve association governance and further improve the performance of the organization Association [...]

By |February 2nd, 2018|Association Management, Governance, Private Business|0 Comments