Your Roles and Responsibilities as a Board
John Carver, Miriam Carver
24 pages paper - June 1996, Jossey-Bass
Shows how board members must be successful
strategic leaders, willing to cherish diversity, strive for accountability,
and pinpoint board positions, for the good of the organization.
Describes the essentials of the board member's job, and relates
the job to Carver's Policy Governance model.
JOHN CARVER is internationally known as creator of the
breakthrough in board leadership called the Policy Governance
model and is the bestselling author of Boards That Make a Difference
(1990). Dr. Carver has worked with boards in the U.S. and Canada
and on four other continents for over twenty years. His clients
have included the National Association of State Boards of Education,
the National Ballet of Canada, the American Institute of Architects,
the Pentagon Federal Credit Union and Lutheran World Relief. His
ideas have been featured by the National League of Cities, the
London Times, the Canadian Hospital Association, the American
Society of Association Executives, Georgia Power company and many
others. MIRIAM MAYHEW CARVER has consulted using the Policy Governance
model in the U.S., Canada and England with a wide variety of organizations.
A Canadian citizen, Mrs. Carver is former Executive Director of
Canada's first AIDS hospice and a federation of counseling programs
in Ontario. She is co-author with Dr. Carver of A New Vision of
Board Leadership: Governing the Community College (1994).