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Governance Fundamentals Guidebook

The Governance Fundamentals Guidebook is a “Governance 101” resource that was developed to support the leadership of the divisions and medical staff associations across the province. The Guidebook explains the fundamentals of governance and lays out the essentials for participating at the governance table.

Governance Fundamentals Presentation
Governance Fundamentals Guidebook

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Or, click on the links below to access specific chapters of the Guidebook:

  1. What Is Governance Anyway?: An Introduction to Division of Family Practice and Medical Staff Association Governance and Governance Tables
  2. History 101: Divisions of Family Practice and Facility Engagement MSA
  3. The Authority to Govern: An Initial Understanding of Division & MSA Governance Structures
  4. Laying the Foundation: Division & MSA Foundational Documents
  5. The Organization As Patient: Duties of Care, Loyalty, and Obedience
  6. To Join or Not To Join, That is the Question: Participation at Governance Table
  7. What Am I Really Getting Into: Expectations, Roles & Responsibilities of Directors
  8. Who's In Charge?: Leadership & Decision-Making at the Governance Table
  9. Separate But Related: Governance vs. Operational Decision-Making
  10. Getting the Work Done: Senior Staff Lead Roles & Responsibilities
  11. A Guiding Hand: Role of the Engagement Partner, Primary Care Transformation Partner and the Regional Advisor & Advocate
  12. Other Ways to Get Things Done: Committees
  13. Running the Organization: Contracted vs. Employed Staff
  14. On Your Best Behaviour: Division/MSA Physician Code of Conduct
  15. Leading the Charge: Leaders in the Making & Continuous Governance Table Learning & Development
  16. Keeping Your Eye on the Prize: Strategic Planning & Maintaining Future Focus
  17. A Yearly Requirement: The Annual General Meeting
  18. Well, That Wasn't a Waste of My Time: Running a Good Meeting
  19. Working Together: Teamwork Issues
  20. Financial Stewardship: Budget Basics, Reporting Requirements & Physician Compensation
  21. Keeping Things Clean: Navigating Conflicts of Interest, Confidentiality & Interpersonal Conflict
  22. Am I Doing Okay?: Performance Management & Board Self-Assessment
  23. Winning the Lotto: The Importance of Effective Succession Planning
  24. Show Them the Ropes: Governance Table New Member Orientation
  25. Getting Help When you Need it: Prequalified Vendors
  26. Vital Signs: Evaluation & Monitoring Programs
  27. Ethics: Legal Responsibility
  28. Risky Business: Liability and Managing Division/MSA Risk
  29. Communicating with Members & Stakeholders:What is Best Practice?