PG360 - Test Your Understanding of Policy Governance Principles

This PG360 quiz was developed by the International Policy Governance Association (www.policygovernanceassociation.org) and Policy Governance® is a registered service mark of John Carver (www.carvergovernance.com). Need to brush up on PG? Watch this video for the basics.

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* 1. Policy Governance® is:

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* 2. Policy Governance® requires that boards:

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* 3. Which of the following statements is correct?

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* 4. In Policy Governance®, the source of the board’s authority and accountability is the owners. “Owners” refers to:

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* 5. Board members must represent the informed wishes of:

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* 6. Clarifying who the organization’s owners are is crucial because:

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* 7. The board’s position can be best described as:

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* 8. Board decisions comprise direction to:

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* 9. Individual board members have:

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* 10. The "one voice principle" refers to:

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* 11. The board’s Ends define:

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* 12. The type of cost the board is not concerned about in Ends is:

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* 13. Ends:

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* 14. The broadest Ends statement or global Ends policy defines the area of achievement for an organization. The broadest Ends statement:

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* 15. The board:

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* 16. To be consistent with Policy Governance® principles, which of the following cannot be part of the board or board process:

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* 17. Policy Governance® principles related to board means specify:

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* 18. Board means policies:

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* 19. Executive Limitations should address:

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* 20. Executive Limitations are stated proscriptively because:

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* 21. Executive Limitations policies should be created:

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* 22. What does the concept of policy sizes mean?

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* 23. Subsequent, more narrowly defined Ends statements:

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* 24. Does using Policy Governance require® delegation through a CEO or equivalent single organizational leader?

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* 25. The problem with holding more than one person accountable for policy compliance is:

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* 26. A true CEO role requires:

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* 27. Which of the following statements about CEO interpretation of Ends and Limitations policies is true:

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* 28. The right to make any reasonable interpretation is the CEO’s, but the board has the final decision on whether it is reasonable. How does the board do this?

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* 29. In order to allow the board to monitor achievement of Ends adequately:

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* 30. Which of the following statements about monitoring is true?

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* 31. A good monitoring report, consistent with delegation to management within board policy controls, should not include:

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* 32. For which of the following methods of monitoring is the CEO expected to provide written evidence of policy compliance?

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* 33. If the board chooses to do an annual CEO performance appraisal, it should:

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* 34. To receive the PG360 answer guide, please provide your e-mail address below, thank you!

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* 35. Bonus question (not part of the PG360!): What is the name of the black and white dog? Hint: The answer is contained within the video, Policy Governance 101: 10 Principles for Effective Boards.

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* 36. If you have any questions or comments about this quiz, please let us know below. Thank you!

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