May 27, 2009
Our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) governance model is built on the foundation of John Carver's "Policy Governance®." If you desire assistance with the terminology of this governance model, please search for "policy governance" on this website, and read from the many books published on the subject. Carver's book Boards That Make A Difference is one example.
While Carver lays out many principles for the governance model, almost every organization implements the model in a way that is tailored to their specific situation, so interpretation is required by the reader in every case. In 2006 and 2007, a small working group of the UUA Board was established to study the text of our policies in order to grapple with aspects of problematic or difficult Carver terminology. Based on our Unitarian Universalist history, theology, and unique relational system, the UUA Board has translated certain key terms from the Carver model into language that is more congruent with our identity and values. For example, in these governance policies:
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Last updated on Friday, July 22, 2011.
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