Effective Board Governance

KEN HAYCOCK, Senior Partner, Ken Haycock and Associates, Vancouver.

What constitutes effective governance? What does the research say about
high performing boards?
What are the criteria, how do you identify them, what are the
 Examples of best practice are provided for trustees, boards, chairs and

 Wednesday, March 30, 2005
 3:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern time

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 Participants will understand the key criteria for board effectiveness
and be able to analyze their own board functions from this perspective.
The result will be a more effective board with a clearly defined focus
on community development, higher level library planning and allocation
of resources and regular evaluation of programs and services. The board
will also have a higher profile in the community and recruit new members
based on identified needs.


 This program will appeal to trustees, directors, chief executive
officers and others concerned with effective governance. Librarians and
other staff serving on other public boards will also find the program of

    EUR     The research-based criteria for effective boards will be
introduced and explored;
    EUR     Develop a clear statement of mission and purpose;
    EUR     Select and evaluate the CEO;
    EUR     Articulate roles and relationships;
    EUR     Plan strategically;
    EUR     Allocate resources to reflect board goals;
    EUR     Monitor and evaluate; accountability;
    EUR     Maintain legal and ethical integrity;
    EUR     Ensure public standing and credibility;
    EUR     Recruit new members aggressively; assess Board performance.


 Audio teleconference session supported by a handout.


 Member: $48.00 + GST
 Non-Member: $68.00 + GST
 No limit on listeners per location. Includes all bridging and long
distance costs.

A Ken Haycock and Associates program for the Education Institute.


Ken Haycock holds graduate degrees in Education, Leadership and Library,
Information Studies and Business Administration. At the University of
British Columbia, Dr. Haycock was Dean of the Faculty of Library,
Archival and Information Studies, and professor at the University of
British Columbia, teaching and conducting research in management and
leadership. The author of more than a hundred articles and books, he has
received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal for contributions
to Canadian society. He is a past president of the Canadian Library
Association and an elected member of the Executive Board of the American
Library Association. Ken has also been a public library trustee with the
Guelph and West Vancouver Library Boards, an elected school board
trustee, and chair of the West Vancouver School Board. He was an elected
councillor in West Vancouver. He is the founding editor of Teacher
Librarian. His recent books include Foundations for Effective School
Library Media Programs, Neal Schuman Authoritative Guide to Kids' Search
Engines and Crisis in Canada's School Libraries: the Case for
Redevelopment and Reinvestment. He has conducted a number of landmark
sessions on repositioning public library boards in community


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