At the recent CSAE Conference 2019 in Vancouver, Canada, I spoke on The Complementary Model of Board Governance and polled the room of over 20 Executive Directors on insights into their associations. Here are the results which give us a peek into 2019 Board Governance trends from a small group of associations across Canada.

Share in the comments how your association compares.

Which governance model is used in your association?

Which governance model is used in your association?

  • 9 Traditional
  • 7 Policy/Carver
  • 6 Complementary
  • 1 Neither
What is the title of your senior staff position?

What is the title of your senior staff position?

  • 8 Executive Director
  • 3 Executive Officer
  • 1 General Manager/Manager
  • 0 Registrar
  • 10 Other
What is the title of your senior elected officer?

What is the title of your senior elected officer?

  • 9 Chair
  • 14 President
  • 0 Other
Do you have a code of conduct for Board Members?

Do you have a code of conduct for Board Members?

  • 18 Yes
  • 3 No
Do you have a code of conduct for the CEO/Executive Director?

Do you have a code of conduct for the CEO/Executive Director?

  • 8 Yes
  • 13 No
Does  your Board do an annual written appraisal of the CEO?

Does your Board do an annual written appraisal of the CEO?

  • 14 Yes
  • 7 No
Does your Governance Committee coordinate written appraisals of the Directors?

Does your Governance Committee coordinate written appraisals of the Directors?

  • 5 Yes
  • 16 No

Do you have a structured orientation program for your directors?

  • 13 Yes
  • 7 No
About Tom (TJ) Abbott

Tom (TJ) Abbott, CSP is the Managing Director of AMC NPO Solutions and an authority on Governance. He has over 25 years experience as CEO, President and board director of several not-for-profit organizations. Tom has also spoken in over 20 countries.

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