Governance

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

Latest Trends in Association Governance

Here’s what we find most commonly when we conduct an association Board assessment: Directors don’t share a common definition of the Board role. Board composition doesn’t reflect the risks and opportunities that the Association is facing. Board operating procedures are focused on staff operations not governance. Association Board Role Definition The trend in association Board [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Association Management, Governance|0 Comments

Details of a Boardroom Metrics Governance Assessment

When we are engaged by a Private Company, Association or NFP Board of Directors to conduct a Governance Audit, this is the approach we use to help the Board identify governance opportunities and risks: Objectives of the Board Governance Assessment to assess current governance structure and processes to recommend the most beneficial ways to improve [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|Association Management, Governance, Private Business|0 Comments

Should Your Industry Association Have a Competency-Based Board?

Association Director Experience vs Expertise Competency based Boards engage Directors based on their specific knowledge and expertise. Traditionally, industry association Boards have engaged Directors based on their seniority, industry experience, and even location. Which is better? On competency-based Boards, the expertise of the Directors mirrors the challenges and opportunities that the association and its members [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Family Business, Governance, Private Business|0 Comments

A Client Good News Story Makes Us Proud

Governance, Strategy and Leadership ‘Tell your story. Please tell your story.’ For the past year that’s what we’ve been encouraging one of our clients – The Canadian Hearing Society – to do. Canadian Hearing Society is the undisputed leader removing barriers to participation for Canada’s Deaf and hard of hearing. Brilliant, dedicated and forward thinking, [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Board of Directors, Governance, Strategy|0 Comments

Risk of Incarceration: Cyber Security in the Boardroom

Why Boards must consider cyber security as part of corporate governance. For many years now, Information security, including Cyber Security, has been left to the IT Department. However, even if your IT people are doing a stellar job, here are five reasons for Directors to bring Cyber Security into the Boardroom. Pending SEC Legislation Bill [...]

Top 5 Steps to Protect Personal Health Information (PHI)

Many organizations have access to, or store PHI (Personal Health Information).  Not all of them are aware that they have legislated responsibilities to protect that personal information on behalf of their clients. Personal Health Information can be defined as any health information related to an individual which can be used to identify that individual, or [...]

Why The Difference Between Information Security and Information Privacy Matters

Information Security and Information Privacy are often confused with each other. It is important to understand the differences, and in some cases, the similarities. Information security vs. information privacy. Consider a window in your home. It is a vulnerability, as nefarious persons could break it and enter your home, but people could also just look [...]