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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 […]

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Here’s an infographic on how to handle possible conflict of interest at your organization. We call it the 4Rs of Handling Conflict of Interest. Reveal Promptly declare to the board of directors any conflict of interest and ask that such declaration be recorded in the minutes. Recuse Refrain from all discussion of, and voting on, […]

Failing to Plan: 8 Reasons Why Strategic Planning Fails

Your excitement is palpable. After months, years of appealing to them, your indecisive board has finally agreed to participate in a strategic planning session. Your organization will finally benefit from strategy and forward momentum, a plan will be in place and yesterday’s struggles will be long forgotten. At least, that is the hope. Strategic planning […]

6 Tips for Dealing With an Indecisive Board

Your organization benefits greatly from the swift, conclusive decisions of your board. They create policy, clarify direction, and ultimately establish the foundation for forward movement within the organization. But what happens when the board stalls in their decision-making role? How can you help your indecisive board get back on track? Also Read: Emphasizing the Objective […]