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Governance and Board Policies

Policies in Policy Governance are written statements of values developed for the exercise of governing oversight and control (Oliver, 2009). In the policy governance model, each policy follows a structure that reflects the need to make broad decisions first, the less broad ones next, and so forth. It is important to state that broad and less broad do not mean important or less important, but rather broad and narrow decisions. There are four basic categories of policies in the policy governance model as espoused by John Carver, which LeishTon can work with you to develop. These policies are discussed below.