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Policy Based Governance: A Resource for UU Congregations

Developed by John Carver, Policy Governance addresses numerous board conundrums—interminable meetings, overloaded agendas, vague accountability, micro-management, and loss of vision!

While Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations have studied and used the concepts of Policy Governance® developed by John and Miriam Carver, they have adapted it to their circumstances, and so these applications cannot be deemed Policy Governance.

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Last updated on Friday, October 3, 2014.

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UU University 2009: Lighting the Leadership Chalice: Governance. An introduction to the fundamentals of governance: How can you best liberate your congregation's creative energy to transform souls and bless the world? The final third of the track concentrated on the policy governance approach.
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