Policy G: Take it from me!
By Susan Mogensen
Policy G: Take it from me!Feb 27, 2022
The Little Black Dress
In Policy G: Take it from me! Episode #7, Susan shares her thoughts around the simplicity of Policy Governance, and offers up the "Policy Governance Plus" class of alternative governance models. Susan then shares some advice around the formation of an Ethics Committee of the Board, and outlines the "ORID" or Focused Conversation Method developed by the Institute for Cultural Affairs (ICA).
In Episode #6 of Policy G: Take it from me!, Susan delves into the concept of hierarchy, and the common complaints associated with hierarchy that are resolved through the use of Policy Governance principles. The episode then wraps up with three suggestions for boards that want to foster a more collaborative atmosphere.
Politics and Corruption
Susan and Rob discuss the problem with how the phrase "it's political," is used, zoom in on how corruption unfolds, and outline three ways Policy Governance principles help to mitigate and/or identify corrupt activities.
Susan Goes to Washington
Episode 4: In this episode, we hear of past efforts to broaden understanding and acceptance of Policy Governance concepts, illustrate the challenges of "Approval Syndrome," and share tips for boards wanting to avoid a never-ending "Mother May I?" approach to governance.
Don't Upset the Muffin Cart
Susan shares a story about egos on Parliament Hill, clarifies the "one voice" concept, and provides boards with a few suggestions re: facilitation and group decision-making skills.
Checking the Cheese
Episode 2: Policy Governance in the news, Rob goes shopping for cheese, the time Susan met an Enron board member, and a few tips for boards not yet using PG principles.
That's Why We're Here
Episode 1: Susan and Rob start the podcast off with a brief description of governance in general, Policy Governance, and the top three types of audiences for this podcast. In grappling with the challenge of widespread governance dysfunction, Susan recalls a story about her grandfather.
Trailer for Policy G: Take it from me
Join Susan and Rob in the Brown Dog Studios for a new weekly podcast about "policy g" (our shorthand for Policy Governance, the board governance system designed by Dr. John Carver), boards of directors, democracy, and people working together to make the world a better place.
Listen every Sunday to hear Susan's stories, challenges, and tidbits of advice, and let's enjoy a few laughs along the way.