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Governance Published Info

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NCUA Rethinks Reimbursement

Lisa Hochgraf March 23, 2011

Exceptions on compensation bar now apply to certain non-voting volunteers as NCUA rethinks reimbursement

Keys to Recruiting New Board Members

January 26, 2011

What are the best steps to take to recruit new board members? How to conduct a successful search.

Executive Sessions

January 26, 2011

Executive sessions are an important tool in effective governance. When is it appropriate to hold executive sessions and how can they best be conducted?

Carver Governance Model at Work

Lisa Hochgraf January 26, 2011

United Nations FCU leverages the Carver governance model to focus its board on policy-setting rather than operational details, to the benefit of members.

Consent Agendas

David O. Renz, Ph.D. January 26, 2011

Boards can implement this meeting tactic to “bundle” mundane and non-controversial action items for approval in one vote. Used properly, this approach allows the board to preserve more time for topics that require group discussion.

Associate Director Practices at PSECU

Greg Smith, president/CEO January 26, 2011

PSECU’s board of directors use an associate director program to prepare and evaluate potential board members.

Managing Board Dynamics at Retreats & Committee Meetings

Barbara Wirtz January 26, 2011

Managing group dynamics for productive retreats and committee meetings can require up to three proactive steps: (1) develop a shared commitment to applying the underlying principles of good group dynamics, (2) create a well-designed structure that supports good group dynamics for every retreat and committee meeting, and (3) bring in a skilled facilitator or ensure the group leader is skilled in group facilitation.

Director Financial Knowledge Rule

Stephen A.J. Eisenberg January 25, 2011

There are many ways to comply

Internet Elections: Selecting a Polling Provider

Stephen A.J. Eisenberg January 07, 2011

Three questions can help you decide whether to run your electronic election in house, with the assistance of a consultant, or using the product or service of a third-party vendor.

Internet Elections: Ballots & Balloting Integrity

Stephen A.J. Eisenberg January 06, 2011

It is the duty of the board to approve the ballot format for director elections, and to ensure the integrity of the voting process itself.

Building Your Credibility as a Board Member

Barbara Wirtz December 07, 2010

Being seen as credible will help you be an effective director. Managing your interactions with other directors, the CEO and others before, during and after the board meeting can help boost your reputation.

Term Limits

December 06, 2010

Bringing in new board members on a regular basis provides the board opportunities for renewal. This article outlines the benefits and challenges of term limits.

Permanent Whitewater

Les Wallace, Ph.D. November 23, 2010

To succeed, 21st century boards must turn from governance to governance leadership.

High Performance Governance Leadership

Les Wallace, Ph.D. November 22, 2010

Credit union boards can use this checklist to consider whether their governance qualifies as “high performance” or whether improvements can be made in key areas.

Generative Thinking

Lisa Hochgraf November 22, 2010

Boards need to go beyond thinking about finances and strategy and hold discussions that frame challenges in a whole new light.

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