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Board Governance Research

Your Board: A model for others?

Your organization’s governance journey can be a guide for others, just as others’ experiences can help you avoid potential pitfalls.

We stand on the shoulders of those who’ve come before us. And learning from others can help us avoid costly errors, saving us critical time.

In a world of finite resources and high stakes, why not borrow from the experiences who’ve walked the path before? We conduct research, including case studies and literature reviews, on a number of current and emerging topics, including partnership building, collaborative governance, conflict of interest, improving member engagement, amalgamations, and the role of the board in stakeholder relations.

Our board governance research can be a model for, and customized to, you and your organization.

Sharing your experiences (as an after the fact case-study, for example) can also save others time, money, and effort – and help improve the governance ecosystem.

These are just some of the benefits of being part of the IOG research network.

Research & Publications

GSINN Top 10

In December 2020, the IOG launched Government Science and Innovation in

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GSINN Literature Review

This Literature Review synthesizes findings on the implications of the

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GSINN Hindsight Report

Between December 2020 and March 2021, the IOG conducted a

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COVID-19 Challenge, Change and Innovation in Canadian Civil Society

This study set out to examine the implications of COVID-19

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Rebuilding Cohesion and Trust: Why Government Needs Civil Society

Rebuilding Cohesion and Trust: Why Government Needs Civil Society Also

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Westminster Meets Digital: Understanding Our Evolving Democracy

The Westminster system of parliamentary government is widely credited with

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Westminster Meets Digital: Are We Up to the Challenge?

As originally appeared in, Policy: Canadian Politics and Policy, March-April 2016,

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Driving Dialogue and Debate

3 minute read Social cohesion is declining in most democracies and,

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Public Service Planning for a Post-COVID-19 Environment

8 minute read Preparing for the Future while Navigating the Present

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IOG has a deep, even unparalleled, understanding that modern Board work involves navigating a complex set of relationships, responsibilities and accountabilities.

Let’s discuss how we might work together. For you. For others.