Youth-Led Initiatives and Governance:. Responsible Decision-Making. LEARNING GOALS . What staff members will learn: . What board members will learn:. The role of a governance body The importance of ensuring members understand that role How to select members that are best-suited to your work
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What staff members will learn:
What board members will learn:
For a governing body to make responsible decisions, we need to make sure we have the right:
...for our governing body...
So the “right” stuff will be different for everybody!
Building a Model for You!!!
The Right People!
How can/does/should your group determine this?
What qualities and experience can/do/should you seek out in potential members of you governing body?
What are the particular challenges a youth-led faces and how do you tackle these challenges?
The Fiduciary Role
What does fiduciary mean?
What does it mean for the group or organization and the work being done?
What does it mean for members of your governing bodies, in particular board members?
What are the implications of this role on decision-making?
What is a conflict of interest?
How do you determine if you have one/a member has one?
What can be/is/should be your process when a conflict of interest arises?
What challenges come about when dealing with COIs and how do you address them?
What is risk? Does your governing body have a shared definition of risk? What is it?
Do you discuss risk as a/with your board or governing body? What kinds of discussions surround risk?
How important is assessing risk when making a decision as a member of a governing body?
Read your case study and answer the attached questions
How does/can/should your governing body engage with your mission, vision, and values?
What role does the mission play in the rest of the governing body’s work?
What are requirements for membership? What are the implications/concerns around this?
How and where do you engage with new board members?
What information do you provide your new board members? How?
What resources are available to support this?
What are the right conditions for a vote? What is your voting process?
What assessment and evaluation does/can/should your board conduct? What can/should be evaluated?
How are these pieces evaluated? Against what?
Who conducts them?
How are results disclosed? What are the expectations following an assessment?
ArtReach: GOAL Workshop on Nonprofit Board of Directors Workshop (toolkit forthcoming)
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants: 20 Questions Series http://www.cica.ca/publications/risk-and-governance/item61006.aspx
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