Governance Development

Be in the practice of effective governance. 

The Total Governance (TG) Model is created for boards and councils to develop shared governing skills and abilities so that a board can effectively do its work. Total Governance applies a peer-based, coaching approach to support boards and councils in effective governance practices.


answers the mission-driven governance questions and brings greater clarity, capacity and confidence to a board/council as it operates to shape an organization’s future.



answers the what-we-do governance questions and recognizes service on a board/council is on behalf of an ownership separate from the council/board. Proprietorship requires stewardship from


answers the how we govern questions and encourages competent, trustworthy interactions that establish respectful relationships among colleagues.