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Articles on School Governance:

American School Board Journal Article - Apr, 2006

The School Administrator Article - Jun, 2007

American School Board Journal Article - Aug, 2008

American School Board Journal Article - Feb, 2010


Online Discussion Group : Downloads of PG Policies:
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Recommended Reading:  

An Introduction For School Boards

Additional Information: Implementation

  • School Board Leadership 2000: The Things Staff Didn't Tell You At Orientation. (Gene Royer, 1996)
    Gene Royer, graduate of the Policy Governance Academy, melds his knowledge of Policy Governance with his own fertile sense of humor into an entertaining and model-consistent treatise on school governance. Foreword by John Carver.
  • Reinventing Your Board: A Step-By-Step Guide to Implementing Policy Governance. John Carver with Miriam Mayhew Carver. (Jossey-Bass, 1997)
    This hands-on guide is a "how to do it" text meant to help boards or their consultants with the practical issues of implementation.
  • John Carver on Board Leadership: Selected Writings From the Creator of the World's Most Provocative and Systematic Governance Model (Jossey-Bass, 2001).
    This anthology brings together over 100 articles authored by John Carver in many journals in several countries. It is a library of Carver thought on various issues of governance theory across a range of applications. Foreword by Sir Adrian Cadbury.
  • The Policy Governance Fieldbook: Practical Lessons, Tips, and Tools from the Experience of Real-World Boards Caroline Oliver (ed.), Mike Conduff, Susan Edsall, Carol Gabanna, Randee Loucks, Denise Paszkiewicz, Catherine Raso, and Linda Stier. (Jossey-Bass, 1999).
    This book details the experience of eleven diverse organizations in the U.S. and Canada in implementing the Policy Governance model. The authors (all Policy Governance Academy graduates) apply their proficiency in theory and application to make this a skillful collection of case studies. Foreword by John Carver.

In-depth Understanding of the Model

  • Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations (John Carver, Jossey-Bass, 1990; 2nd edition, 1997)
    This book is the "flagship" explanation of the Policy Governance model as it relates to nonprofit and governmental boards. It is the single most inclusive text on the model.
  • CarverGuides (Jossey-Bass, 1996 - 1997); John Carver. some booklets in the series are co-authored with Miriam Mayhew Carver
    These 12 booklets deal with one governance topic at a time. But unlike all other such "tips" booklets on the market, these are consistent with the Policy Governance model

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