Policy Based Governance: A Resource for UU Congregations

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

This is one adaptation by Unity Consulting. Other models of governance are also used by congregations.

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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