USA report into ‘Competency-based governance’

The Center for Healthcare Governance, an American Hospital Association (AHA) affiliate, has released a report titled Competency-Based Governance: A Foundation for Board and Organizational Effectiveness. The report includes recommendations for hospital boards of trustees, educators and researchers to better understand and practice competency-based governance.

According to the report, any effective board members should be competent in at least 14 areas: accountability, achievement orientation, change leadership (defined as: “maintains an eye on strategic goals and values during the chaos of change”), collaboration, community orientation, information seeking, innovative thinking, complexity management, organizational awareness, professionalism, relationship building, strategic orientation, talent development and team leadership.

The report is available for sale here.

The report is mentioned in an interesting article titled ‘raising the bar for boards’ on (click here for article – registration required).

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