The Promise and Practice of Good Governance Two Workshops on Congregational Board Service in New Orleans, LA
THESE WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULL.
Join us for two workshops on congregational governance that supports and sustains our covenantal faith tradition:
Part 1: The Nested Bowls. How the process of establishing core values, mission and ends in conversation with the congregation sets the foundation for a fruitful governance practice. Part 2: Governance Roles. How board, minister, and congregation relate to one another in a covenanting, accountable governance system.
Thursday June 22, 2017 New Orleans, LA Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Room TBD, 2 Poydras Street (see map below): Part 1: 1:00 to 2:45pm Part 2: 3:00 to 4:45pm
The Nested Bowls Agenda 1:00 to 2:45pm --Introductions --Nested Bowls metaphor of core values, mission and ends. What questions does the board need to ask and answer? --Whose are we? Understanding the flame that lights the Nested Bowls: clarity about the board's sources of authority and accountability. --What's the process to articulate the Nested Bowls? From Powerful Question, to congregational conversation, to discernment and articulation.
Governance Roles Agenda 3:00 to 4:45pm --Introductions --The board's governance role: To whom is the board accountable and for what work? --The board's governance relationship with its minister:
Liberating the laity for depth and the professionals for action
The difference between ends and means
Accountability and authority
--Establishing the board's relationships and commitments in board policy