Month: July 2016

The Government’s View on Good Governance

The Government’s View on Good Governance

  Much has been written by provincial school trustee/board associations on what constitutes good governance. However, since Boards of Education (as they are called in British Columbia) serve at the pleasure of the provincial government, it would be informative to learn the government’s views on the matter. While the School Act is the legal authority … Continue reading The Government’s View on Good Governance

When All Else Fails – Part Ten of Can’t We All Just Get Along? Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

When All Else Fails – Part Ten of Can’t We All Just Get Along? Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

The focus of the previous posts in this series has largely been on prevention – practices and procedures that boards can employ to reduce the likelihood of board disharmony. Unfortunately, despite the best of efforts, sometimes board members just can’t get along. This final post in the series explores what to do when all else … Continue reading When All Else Fails – Part Ten of Can’t We All Just Get Along? Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

Board Self-Review – Part Nine of Can’t We All Just Get Along? Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

Board Self-Review – Part Nine of Can’t We All Just Get Along? Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations

The old saying, “Too soon old. Too late smart”, is as applicable to boards as it is to life in general. We get busy. We focus on the multitude of tasks and responsibilities that life throws at us. The days go by with little time to check on how we are doing, to learn and … Continue reading Board Self-Review – Part Nine of Can’t We All Just Get Along? Truths and recommendations re intra-board relations