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    Please rate your board’s performance in the following areas, using a 10-point scale, with 10 being high:
    1. Members of my board clearly understand that they are “one of,” rather than “the board.”  
    2. My board clearly understands its role and avoids confusing it with the superintendent’s/CEO’s role.  
    3. My board routinely assesses its own performance against pre-determined governing standards.  
    4. My board follows a carefully planned annual work plan, which drives most of its regular agenda topics.  
    5. My board controls its own meeting agendas.  
    6. My board routinely evaluates the effectiveness of every operational function each year.  
    7. When my board meets, it spends most of its time focused on Results for students/clients rather than on operational “stuff.”  
    8. Both the board and the superintendent/CEO have very clear understanding of which is responsible for what.  
    9. Both board and executive leadership in my organization faithfully follow the principle, “the one who makes a decision is accountable for the result.”  
    10. My board routinely and proactively engages with its “owners” (community, membership or other appointing or electing entity).  
    If you scored your board’s performance between 90-100, congratulate every member and offer them a glass of good wine.
    If you scored your board’s performance between 70-89, there is work to be done. Point that out to your colleagues, and offer them a beer as an incentive to improve their performance.
    If you scored your board’s performance below 70, it’s time for intervention. No libations, just hard work ahead.

    Coherent Governance® Support and Sharing

    Make the decision to be an active part of this Coherent Governance® community of amazing board members and staff dedicated to excellent execution of their work. 
    You asked – we will deliver!  Beginning in January we are going to host hour-long virtual seminars on CG governance issues, led by districts that are pioneering good work. They will share samples, timelines, and videos for you to use.

    If the sessions are a success (you attend!), we will expand through the year.  But for now, plan on joining us the 4th Monday of each month – 12 noon central time – did we say free?!  Led by:
    January 25
    Board Leadership During COVID: Internal and Community
    Dr. Steve Schroeder, president, Sun Prairie SD in WI
    February 22
    Equity: Policies and Practice
    Dr. Wendy Birhanzel, Superintendent of Harrison 2 SD in CO
    March 22
    Linkages: Hold On for the Ride!
    Kristin Smith, president, Durango 9R SD in CO
    Agenda framework for one-hour seminars

    • Intro of topic by AGI (10m)
    • District presentation/examples (20m)
    • Highly interactive Q&A (20m)
    • Summarize learning (10m)

    Register now to receive access to this free monthly seminar.