GOVERNANCE POLICY: GP-11 Cost of Governance
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| DATE APPROVED:
||April 16, 2010
Because poor governance costs more than learning to govern well, the Council will invest in its governance capacity.
1. The Council recognizes that continual updating of skills and awareness of new issues are vital to a member's contribution to the Council. Therefore, it is expected that:
1.1. New Councilors shall receive a complete orientation to ensure familiarity with the health care system and issues, the College’s structure and issues, and the Council’s process of governance.
1.2. Potential candidates for election or appointment to Council shall be provided with information that clearly outlines the role and expectations of members of Council.
1.3. Councilors collectively shall have ongoing opportunity for continued training and education to enhance their governance capabilities to a maximum of $25,000.00 per year.
2. Outside monitoring assistance may be arranged so that the Council can exercise sufficient control over organizational performance. This includes, but is not limited to fiscal audit.
3. The Council will establish governance process policies and a governance action plan which will serve as measurable standards against which the Council’s performance can be evaluated.
3.1. Under the leadership of the chairperson, at least on an annual basis the Council will conduct a self-evaluation. As a result of this evaluation, the Council will include in its governance action plan specific goals and objectives for improvement of identified areas.
3.2. The Council will monitor its adherence to its own Governance Process policies on a regular basis. Upon the choice of the Council, any policy can be monitored at any time. However, at minimum, the Council will both review the policies, and monitor its own adherence to them, according to the following schedule:
Policy Review & Monitor
GP-1 Global Governance Process Policy Annually
GP-2 Governing Style Each meeting
GP-3 Council Job Description Annually
GP-4 Council Linkage with Ownership Annually
GP-5 Chairperson’s Role Annually
GP-6 Council Committee Principles Annually
GP-7 Council Committee Structure Annually
GP-8 Council and Committee Expenses Annually
GP-9 Code of Conduct Annually
GP-10 Conflict of Interest Annually
GP-11 Cost of Governance Annually
GP-12 Council Linkage with Other Organizations Annually
GP-13 Council Planning Cycle and Agenda Control Annually
GP-14 Values Re: Complaint Resolution Annually
GP-15 Public Access to Council Meetings Annually
GP-16 Appeals to the Council as a Result of the Annually
Quality of Care Review Process
GP-17 Development of Policies Governing the Semi-annually
Practice of Medicine