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Close Up Radio Spotlights Rose Mercier of The Governance Coach

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Kingston, ON Most organizations are incredibly good at telling you what they do, but not so good at telling how they are actually making a difference. Organizations must be ever mindful of their purpose – why they exist, the difference they seek to make and how to measure whether they are actually making the changes in the “world” that they want to see.

Policy Governance enables boards of directors to provide organizational leadership by governing effectively, by providing future-focused direction leading to organizational success and continuing relevance in a every changing world and ensuring organizational accountability.

Since 1994, The Governance Coach™ has helped over 500 governing boards implement and apply the Policy Governance model effectively.

Rose Mercier is a senior consultant with The Governance Coach, with 25 years of experience following a two-decade career in management, program development, and leadership training in non-profit organizations.

“Our sole purpose is to help boards of directors to understand the principles of Policy Governance, acquire the necessary skills, set up systems and support ongoing implementation of a governing system,” says Mercier.

Boards are charged with setting direction for the organization and protecting the organization from risk.

“If we want to make a difference in the world, we must make sure that we are carefully stewarding the available resources to continue to produce results over time,” says Mercier. “Policy Governance prevents organizations from pursuing opportunities that don't really necessarily relate to the work they were asked to do. It prevents imprudent or unethical activity, and it prevents surprises.”

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