IOG partners with Dalhousie University to deliver innovative board governance training

The Institute on Governance is partnering with Dalhousie University to bring a unique national program designed to assist executive directors, board chairs and other board members deepen their understanding and practice of governance as the exercise of leadership inside and outside the boardroom. Improving Non-Profit Governance involves peer learning, coaching, and the application of ideas from a wide range of learning resources and tools supplied. The philosophy of the program is that organizational governance involves a variety of functions and structures. Boards are… Read more

The Not for Profit Board’s Role in Stakeholder Relations: Survey Results and Analysis

The Institute on Governance used a survey in order to gain the knowledge and experience of senior Not for Profit leaders on board and stakeholder relations. The aim of this survey was to determine how NFP boards are identifying and engaging stakeholders, to determine what models and practices can be created to help them fulfill their role in this area, and to gain an understanding of how this role is distinct from that played by staff. Stakeholder identification, analysis, and… Read more

Indonesian Leaders visit IOG for Governance Training

In June, the IOG provided advanced training in democratic governance to fourteen Indonesian University leaders. The purpose of the initiative was to educate and to provide support for institutes of higher learning working towards better governance and higher levels of civic engagement. The attendees included senior members from UNI Alauddin, Makassar (UIN-M) Sunan Ampel State Islamic Institute (IAIN-S), Surabaya, and the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The Indonesian students spent six days in Ottawa in the classroom, followed by seven days… Read more

Environmental Protection: Challenges and Prospects for First Nations under the First Nations Land Management Act

The First Nations Land Management Act, which sets out a sectoral self-government regime, is attracting increasing interest from First Nations across Canada. Originally developed for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, this paper outlines the jurisdiction in environmental management that First Nations under the Act would assume, contingent upon reaching an environmental management agreement with the federal government. It then explores options for how the regulatory function flowing from these agreements might be exercised.

Partnerships: Putting Good Governance Principles in Practice

This publication analyzes the research and project work of the Institute On Governance in civil society – government partnerships from the point of view of both players. The paper first explores the meaning of ‘governance’ and ‘partnership’; then blends these concepts with good governance principles used by the United Nations Development Programme and the Institute On Governance to create a tool for assessing good governance in partnership arrangements. Finally, the paper draws on the Institute’s work in Canada and internationally,… Read more

Strengthening Social Policy: Lessons on forging government-civil society policy partnerships

This book analyses a series of innovative experiences in Southeast Asia and Canada, which succeeded through the joint efforts of government and civil society. It focuses on lessons learned that can help social policy partnerships across the world and includes actual case studies that were developed by experts in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Canada. The publication also explores the meaning of partnership and looks at the challenges and opportunities involved in partnership across the globe. The project was… Read more

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