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Governance and Leadership

Good governance is vital to successful chamber management and runs broadly from bylaws and board management to diversity and regional leadership. Behind every successful Chamber Executive is an engaged and empowering Board of Directors. It is the paradoxical role of many chamber executives to help drive this empowerment and engagement while at the same time respecting the nature of the board’s governance responsibilities and their volunteer status.

Governance is the legal authority of a board to establish policies that will affect the life and work of the organization while holding the board accountable for the outcome of such decisions
Source: BoardSource’s Board Glossary.

Specific Governance and Leadership Topics

General Resources

Convention & Seminar Resources

  • Advocacy Track Pack (5 Sessions) from the 2013 ACCE Annual Convention, available for purchase through the ACCE Store, includes tracks on:
    • Want to Start a PAC?
    • Results First
    • K-12 Education: Standards and Assessments
    • Master Class: Driving the Bus-Your Role in Your Region's Education & Workforce Efforts
    • Two Degrees of Separation: Connecting Your Chamber to the World
  • "Deathbed Confessions," keynote speech by Mick Fleming, from ACCE 2012 Annual Convention (free)
  • "Innovative Board Structures," presentation by Casey Steinbacher of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, from ACCE 2013 Annual Convention (free)
  • Operations Leadership Track Pack (6 sessions) from the 2013 ACCE Annual Convention, available for purchase through the ACCE Store, includes tracks on:
    • Innovative Board Structure
    • Beyond Obamacare
    • Aligning Around Your Strategic Plan
    • Talent War 2.0: Transition Planning
    • Great Place to Work: Chambers!
    • Executive Law & Compliance

Videos, Webinars & ACCE U Resources



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