Critical Components of Effective Governance
September 12 - September 13, 2012
Salt Lake City, UT
Tribes and tribal housing programs have varied governance structures for the oversight of their housing programs based on the tribe’s unique needs. When tribal councils, boards of commissioners, and housing committee members are unclear about their distinct roles and responsibilities, they either become under-involved in governance, or attempt to micromanage operational activities. In this environment, leadership conflicts are sure to follow, leading to poor, and often times, damaging results for the organization. Are there governance models, principles, or practices that will help tribes/tribal housing programs be more effective in their governance? Working in a mutually supportive environment of peers, this interactive training will lead participants to explore, discover, and identify critical components of effective governance.
- Explore and define the meaning of the term ‘governance’
- Review theory on the lifecycles of organizations and apply to their own organization
- Examine various governance models, approaches, assumptions, questions, and practices regarding effective governance
- Identify and describe 5 universal principles of effective governance
- Gain insights, tools, and materials that further their understanding of effective governance.
- Discuss and assess the barriers to effective governance for Tribes, Indian Housing Authorities, and other Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs)
- Develop a network of peers for the exchange of information and mutual support.
- Gain new insight and perspectives on board leadership
- Write a plan of action to implement effective governance practices
Who should attend?
Attendance is recommended for tribal council members, boards of commissioners, housing committee members, executive directors, chief executive officers, or other housing staff who are interested in improving the governance practices of their tribe/tribal housing program.