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The Governance Institute provides trusted, independent information, resources, tools, and solutions to board members, healthcare executives, and physician leaders in support of efforts to lead and govern their organizations.

The Governance Institute is a membership organization serving not-for-profit hospital and health system boards of directors, executives, and physician leaders. Membership services are provided through research and publications, conferences, Webinars, and advisory services. In addition to its membership services, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks industry trends, and showcases governance practices of leading healthcare boards across the country.

First-rate governance education is crucial to the development of your board members. Membership gives you access to board-specific tools, resources, and customized research that will elevate your meetings and equip your board for success. If you have any questions, please contact


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Publications and videos are included as a membership benefit and are sent to members throughout the year. These include white papers, case studies, newsletters, e-learning courses, and more. Learn more


The Governance Institute hosts conferences that offer current information, interactive sessions, expert speakers, and the opportunity to meet others with a similar commitment to improving governance and achieving optimal board performance. Learn more

Board Portal

The Governance Institute Online Board Portal is a newly upgraded e-governance tool that helps today’s healthcare leaders and board members manage the challenges they face on a daily basis. With the Online Board Portal, managing board commitments is easier than ever. From planning meetings to communicating agenda items to members, it’s the go-to resource for boards to perform at their optimal level. Enhanced membership includes access to the Board Portal tool, free training, and assistance with setup. Contact us for a free demonstration.


Board Self-Assessments
The Governance Institute board self-assessment, BoardCompass, gives boards the opportunity to critically assess their performance. Beyond fulfilling accreditation requirements, members use this tool to measure the board's performance against the nation's largest comparative healthcare governance database, and as a starting point for a governance enhancement plan. Learn more

Committee Self-Assessments
The first of their kind, the BoardCompass committee assessments determine how effectively board committees observe recommended practices and measure how well committees perform in select recommended practice areas. Learn more


Individual Board Member Assessments

By completing The Governance Institute’s Individual Board Member Assessment, you have committed to a thoughtful review of your work as a board member. The items that comprise the assessment have been structured to reliably measure the performance of the members of your board. This report presents the assessment findings, representing how you, and your fellow board members, perceive your performance as a board member. Learn more


Physician Group Practice Assessments

By completing The Governance Institute’s Physician Group Practice Assessment, you have committed to a thoughtful review of your work as a physician group practice. The items which comprise the assessment have been structured to reliably measure your physician group's leadership against recommended governance practices. Learn more


CEO Performance Evaluations

By completing The Governance Institute’s CEO Performance Evaluation, you have committed to a thoughtful review of the performance of your Chief Executive Officer. The items which comprise the assessment have been structured to reliably measure your CEO's performance and accountability against recommended performance measures.  Learn more

Advisory Services

The Governance Institute offers an Advisory Service to provide facilitation and consultation for your C-suite and board leaders. Advisors help develop leadership skills, build a competency-based board, enhance hospital–physician relationships, and assist in developing strategic plans. Plus, advisors are able to provide these services at a convenient location of your choice. Learn more

Research Services

Our research staff is available to support members in their quest for the latest information on best practices, current trends, and challenging issues. We will conduct the research on your behalf, using our extensive governance library, in-house experts, and access to our expert faculty and advisors. Contact us for more information on our research services. Learn more