Every charter needs someone on the team to be their good governance champion; someone who carries the torch for good governance. That’s true whether or not you’re a BoardOnTrack member.
And, if you are a member, BoardOnTrack needs to know who this person is on your team. So that we can carry that torch with you.
Good governance contains two areas of focus:
The operational functions of your governance team:
The operational side of good governance is about the repeatable processes that enable the strategic work to happen.
That includes scheduling your board’s meetings, taking the minutes, publishing the approved meetings and agendas to your public portal to maintain Open Meeting Law compliance, and running other important tasks.
Your BoardOnTrack Superuser keeps the board’s operations running smoothly.
The strategic areas of focus for your board:
BoardOnTrack helps your governance team maintain and improve every activity within both the operational and strategic areas of your board’s work.
The strategic side of good governance includes measuring your board’s performance, defining how you’ll set a higher bar, and what you’ll do to get there.
Your BoardOnTrack Champion drives the strategic side. They’re the powerhouse behind the good governance practices that support your board’s strategic contributions to the organization.
What exactly does your Champion do?
You advocate with the board to get the right strategic things done.
You’re [already] the one who drives the strategic connection points in the platform — including your board’s goals, assessments, and evaluations.
Naming yourself as the Champion is likely not adding anything to your already full plate. Rather, it’s ensuring that BoardOnTrack knows you’re the one championing the strategic side of good governance for your team. So that we can help you!
You understand how BoardOnTrack supports your strategic initiatives. You know there’s an assessment and why it matters and how to do it. Or, you’re learning these things from us. So that you can communicate the value of the platform to your board.
Here’s a real-life example:
At board meetings, you might be the one to fire up BoardOnTrack and walk the board through where you all are with each of your goals. This keeps your goals — and your tools for tracking your progress — top of mind for your team.