From Q&As to Constructive Conversations

The question and answer session, or Q&A, can be productive and helpful for ‘finding things out’ and for getting things ‘on the record’. However, if boards and committees want to move to the next level, then what’s needed is constructive conversations. The normal mode of engagement between independent (non-executive) members and the executive in the …

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The Scrutiny Planning Canvas

The scrutiny planning canvas is something that I invite people to work on in groups during courses.  I think it  could also be useful for scrutineers more generally as part of their practice. I’ve had good feedback from those who have used it, so I thought I would share in case you might find it …

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What does a good scrutiny work plan look like?

What makes for a wonderful scrutiny work plan? It’s that time of year when scrutiny committees are forming their work plans. While everyone has their own way of doing this I thought it would be helpful to share what I think are the seven characteristics of the most effective ones. Seven characteristics of a good scrutiny work …

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