GovernBest has proven itself a trusted partner in developing the capabilities of corporate and non-profit governing bodies through its board assessments, topical briefings and director retreats.
In our experience, boardsmanship is an acquired taste...a role frequently characterized by instinct, bias and unfounded assumptions. Those asked to serve are often recruited for their propensity to represent, act or decide. They are naturally inclined to see the contribution of their discipline or advocacy as the most appropriate expression of their role. They struggle between leaning back and taking charge, accommodating only slowly to the job of framing policy. It takes time to grasp that governance is a form of ownership rather than an extension of management.
GovernBest board development programs are designed as vehicles for engaging directors around the fundamental choices that circumscribe their legitimate responsibilities and confront their business...regardless of capital structure or legal format. Each is predicated on the specific needs and presenting issues; all are preceded with a thorough assessment and in-depth conversations with key stakeholders.