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 implications?
 Examples of best practice are provided for trustees, boards, chairs and CEOs.

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

REGISTER ON-LINE TODAY at www.thepartnership.ca.  Scroll down to March 30th and click on ‘register’.


 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 value.

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


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