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ERIC Number: ED430608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reflections of a Board Chair.
Dudgeon, Paul J.
In the mid-1990s the Board of Directors at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) fused four separate institutes and an administrative center to form a single postsecondary institute with a broad Provincial focus. From this experience, the Board of Directors formed a governance strategy of policy and procedure development described as "eclectic." This approach encourages outward vision, strategic leadership, group responsibilities, a clear distinction between Board and CEO role, and diversity in viewpoints of constructive dissent. In accordance, the Board Committees are structured to reflect a policy-oriented Board of Directors in which a structured business plan approach outlines how SIAST plans to achieve the goals of the Saskatchewan Training Strategy. The paper also advocates the development of governance practices grounded in experience and field research. It is asserted that in areas such as organizational governance, the process of reflection in action and the communication between directors as they study best practices is a professional development strategy with significant potential to assist current and future leadership in colleges. (SKF)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Inst. of Applied Science and Technology, Saskatoon.