Getting Involved with IPGA

IPGA invites all members, potential members and communities of interest to get involved.  We believe that supporting each other and learning from one another is important to the future of Policy Governance® and other advanced systems of governance.

 

Here’s what’s happening:

There are many opportunities for you to network with others who share your specific interests.  We also invite you to join us in furthering the important work of IPGA, as we seek to fulfil our Ends and give impetus to this year’s conference theme “Leading Together”.

 

All the groups listed on the following pages are fuelled by volunteer contributors, passionate about what they do and IPGA thanks them for their service.

 

IPGA'S Organizational Structures 2015 - 2018

This structure has been developed in alignment with IPGA's 2015-2018 Action Plan which implements IPGA's Strategic Plan.  The structure consists of Core Function Teams and Hubs.

 

IPGA Hubs

Hubs are informal focal points fuelled by practitioner demand, exploration and distinctive interests.  A Hub may develop around a specific sector, geographic area, role, topic, etc. They facilitate peer networking opportunities and may develop into more formalized interest groups or networks as members’ desire.  

IPGA currently has the following Hubs, some are active others are still in the initiation stages.

 

ASSOCIATIONS HUB

 

Focus Description

Focuses on the unique nature of practicing Policy Governance in associations.  Provides peer group support and opportunity to share experience and learn from each other with external input as may be helpful. Establishes program of discussions, development activities and speakers.

Coordinator

Caroline Oliver ceo@policygovernanceassociation.org

 

CLERK & BOARD ADMINISTRATORS HUB

 

Focus Description

Provides support for Clerks and Board Administrators working with Policy Governance boards to share knowledge and learn from their peers about their unique function and role. Develops clerks and board administrator contacts.  Meets quarterly.

Coordinator

Shelley Farouse SFarouse@crnns.ca

 

EDUCATION HUB

 

Focus Description

Explores the application of Policy Governance to education organizations.

Contact

Vacant ceo@policygovernanceassociation.org

 

FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS HUB

 

Focus Description

Explores the application of Policy Governance to faith based organizations. Open to all faiths and denominations. 

Coordinator

Ted Hull   thull@tedhullconsulting.com

 

GOVERNMENTAL APPLICATIONS HUB

 

Focus Description

Explores the application of Policy Governance to various levels and functioning of government. 

Coordinator

Hub Coordinator position is open. Interim contact athens@order4orgs.com 

 

INTERNATIONAL HUB

 

Focus Description

Makes recommendations on how IPGA can truly be an international entity. Especially in terms of other cultures and languages.

Contact

Cam Brinsdon cam@boardclarity.co.nz

 

LEARNING CIRCLES HUB

 

Focus Description

IPGA Learning Circles are created by consultants working on large or tricky projects who want to bring together colleagues to a) share the learning, b) get other input and c) build in some extra back-up in case they cannot do all or part of the work involved at any time. So far one group is being formed around a large scale corporate project and another is being mooted around applying Policy Governance to a large network of small start-up non-profits.

Coordinator

Varies according to project. Contact ceo@policygovernanceassociation.org

 

NEW TO POLICY GOVERNANCE CONSULTING HUB

 

Focus Description

Provides support and ideas for those who are new to consulting focused on Policy Governance or those with limited experience.

Coordinator

John Bohley  jpbohley@gmail.com

 

SIMPLIFYING POLICY GOVERNANCE HUB

 

Focus Description

Considers how the teaching and implementation of Policy Governance may be made simpler without compromising success or key principles.  

Coordinator

Richard Pockat richard@drysideconsulting.com

 

Other Hub Ideas

There has previously been interest around Policy Governance Certification, Diversity, setting up a Book club or writing articles for the website, and for establishing hubs based on a geographic location (e.g. the IPGA Wellington Hub in New Zealand’s capital city). If you are interested in contributing to any of these or starting a new hub, please make yourself known to Cam Brinsdon at Board Clarity Ltd (info@boardclarity.co.nz).

 

IPGA CORE FUNCTION TEAMS

 

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 ADVOCACY TEAM

 

Team Role

Advocates for the adoption and spread of Policy Governance and other advanced governance systems. Seeks to promote a broad base of acceptance and adoption for advanced systems of governance across the globe.

Coordinator

Cam Brinsdon cam@boardclarity.co.nz

 STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

Team Role

The core Strategic Leadership Team convenes regular video conference meetings to share progress and coordinate activities with the work of IPGA’s other teams. 

 Coordination

Kathy Wiener wepopulus@verizon.net

CONFERENCE PLANNING  TEAM

 

Team Role

Advises CEO on conference agenda, activities and promotion.

Coordination

Team Leader to be advised  Interim leader: Caroline Oliver ceo@policygovernanceassociation.org

 

 

CONSISTENCY FRAMEWORK TEAM

 

Team Role

The Consistency Framework Committee advises the CEO to assure that IPGA members have access to consistent and accurate information about Policy Governance.  Revamping Q & A section of IPGA website.

Coordination

Eric Craymer:  ericcraymer@growthmanagementconsulting.com

CONSULTANTS' FORUM TEAM

 

Team Role

The Consultants' Forum team develops IPGA's program of Consultants' Forums to encourage participation. These Forums provide opportunities for IPGA Consultants and advanced practitioners to gather twice a year for intensive mutual learning and discussion.

 

Coordination

Team Leader to be advised.  Interim Leader:  Caroline Oliver (may rotate each year)

DEMONSTRATED IMPACT  TEAM

 

Team Role

IPGA’s Demonstrated Impact Team is developing a short and long-range research agenda to substantiate the difference that Policy Governance and other advanced governance systems make.

Coordination

Karen Fryday-Field kfryday-field@meridianedgeconsulting.com

LEARNING EVENTS TEAM

 

Team Role

Learning Events are a key part of the action plan.  Team is responsible for generating ideas and finding speakers for an attractive programme of free and priced events - up to six events per year.  Our Association Management Company will handle all the Event logistics.

Coordination

Team Leader to be advised  Interim leader: Caroline Oliver ceo@policygovernanceassociation.org

MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT TEAM

 

Team Role

To develop executable and sustainable Membership strategies intended to attract, retain and reclaim IPGA members, both individuals and organizations.

Coordination

Team Leader to be advised, Interim leader: Caroline Oliver ceo@policygovernanceassociation.org

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT  TEAM  

 

Team Role

The Resource Development Team works to increase IPGA’s financial and human resources and develops creative ways to resource the Association’s operations, events and activities.

Coordination

Team Coordinator: Kathy Wiener wepopulus@verizon.net

SOCIAL MEDIA TEAM

 

Team Role

Moderating and promoting the Policy Governance Practitioners' discussion group on LinkedIn (independent of IPGA) and broadening reach through Twitter and other social media.   Advising CEO on building social media and website engagement.

Coordination

Hartger Wassink:  post@hartgerwassink.nl

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