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Organizations that Make a Difference: Board-Driven Relevance and Accountability
How governance achieves alignment to purpose, engaging the future while ensuring prudence, ethics, justice and equity.

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All breakout sessions are peer reviewed for quality and Policy Governance(R) consistency
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Friday, June 17 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Breakout 2 A: Governing Fundamentals Track; Executive Limitations (Incl. Monitoring)

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Limitations that Empower!

Say what? Limitations don’t sound very empowering. Instead, they sound, well…limiting? If that’s the case, then we want to free you from your reservations about limitations and show you how they enable the board to add value and empower. Here are some of the questions we’ll explore.
  • What’s the thinking behind this counterintuitive concept?  
  • Do we always need to use negative language? Isn’t it more positive to be positive?
  • Can we create limitations that address all of our board’s concerns? If so, how?
  • How do we know if our limitations policies are really limitations and not prescriptions disguised as limitations? Does it really matter?
  • What should the board look for when monitoring Executive Limitations policies?
  • Through its Executive Limitations policies, the board instructed the CEO not to take a particular action. How can a monitoring report provide evidence that the CEO didn’t take that action?

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Richard Stringham, GSP

For over 30 years, Richard Stringham has provided development services to a range of organizations such as co-operatives, professional regulatory organizations, non-profit groups, and commodity organizations. As a member of the management team for a non-profit educational organization... Read More →

Friday June 17, 2022 1:00pm - 2:15pm CDT