Governance / Board

2017 Governance Trends

By Liz Watson
Governance Trends: Smaller Boards; Independent Board Members; Extended Terms for Board Chairs; Fewer Committees; Abandonment of Robert’s Rules Read More..

2017 Association Sector Trends

By Nancy Barrett, CAE
1.There is Greater Attention on Succession Planning 2. The Relationship Between Technology and Membership Engagement is Expanding 3. Increased Governance Focus on Sustainability 4. The Quality of Professional Certification Programs Increasing Read More..

The Case for Board Succession Planning

By Jane Garthson
A Strong Talent Management Culture Can Pay Big Dividends. Read More..

Applying the Principles of Corporate Governance

By Jonathan N. Strauss

This group of finance industry powerhouses wanted to develop a common sense, real-world set of principles as to what “good governance” really means.

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Board Leadership: Qualities of an Excellent Chair

By Lyn McDonell, CAE

Appreciating the Mix of Qualities a Great Chair Brings to the Role. Read More..

Building a Healthy Board/Chief Staff Officer Relationship

By Terry J. Clark, CAE

The lack of a governance model and clear understanding of who does what is the leading cause of both Board and CSO dissatisfaction.

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Association Leadership Requires Trust, Respect and Partnership

By Lori Prospero, CAE

CSO satisfaction, and therefore turnover, is linked to the effectiveness of the CEO/CSO partnership.

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Accreditation Can Help Improve Products and Services for Association Members


Good governance, management, financial planning, and volunteers all impact the delivery of association products and services. Read More..

Ottawa’s New Reminder to Canadian Associations: Demonstrate Competition Act Compliance

By Paulette Vinette, CAE
The Competition Bureau of Canada has always had an interest in associations both from enforcement and compliance perspectives. Read More..