In 1998 the Board of Governors adopted a policy governance method of overseeing Red River College. This method allows the Board to focus on establishing the largest values, policies and standards for the College instead of dealing with administrative and academic matters that are more appropriately managed by professional staff.
The current Board Policy Manual was adopted on April 26, 2006 following an extensive review and redevelopment of the 1998 policies.
One of the core principles of the Board’s method of governing is that the sole official connection to the organization’s operations, conduct and achievements is through the President. The Board instructs the President through its policies which prescribe organizational results to be achieved, and describe organizational situations and actions to be avoided.
The Board Policies have been developed in four categories:
Questions regarding the Board of Governors Policies can be directed to:
Executive Assistant to the Board
Red River College
C719A-2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3H OJ9
Tel: (204) 632-2374
Fax: (204) 694-7253
Some of the concepts used in the Red River College Board Policy Manual have been borrowed from the Policy Governance® model of board governance. The governance approach outlined in the manual is not considered Policy Governance®. (Policy Governance is the registered service mark of John Carver. The authoritative website for the Policy Governance® model can be found at www.carvergovernance.com.)