Month: May 2016

A Living Code of Conduct – Part Three of Can’t We All Just Get Along – Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

A Living Code of Conduct – Part Three of Can’t We All Just Get Along – Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

As the saying goes - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and a living code of conduct is one of the best things a board can have to ensure positive intra-board relations. There is nothing new or revolutionary about developing a code of conduct.  Governance experts have been recommending it forever, … Continue reading A Living Code of Conduct – Part Three of Can’t We All Just Get Along – Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

Democracy Rules – Part Two of Can’t We All Just Get Along? – Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

Democracy Rules – Part Two of Can’t We All Just Get Along? – Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

Although self-evident it is worth repeating – the reason we have publicly elected school boards is to provide the public with a voice in one of society’s most important “public goods” - education. By exercising this right we select individuals from our local communities to represent our interests in public education. To be clear, this is … Continue reading Democracy Rules – Part Two of Can’t We All Just Get Along? – Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

Introduction – Part One of Can’t We All Just Get Along? Truths and Recommendations re Intra-board Relations

Introduction – Part One of Can’t We All Just Get Along? Truths and Recommendations re Intra-board Relations

When I was the Executive Director of a provincial association supporting publicly elected school trustees one of the more frequent calls for assistance would be about intra-board relations – trustees not getting along with each other. These calls would often spike at the beginning of the term, with newly elected trustees sometimes rocking what was … Continue reading Introduction – Part One of Can’t We All Just Get Along? Truths and Recommendations re Intra-board Relations