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The Governance Institute publishes in-depth research, analysis, and tools for best practices in healthcare governance to help boards stay ahead of the curve. We have several resources for helping our members effectively govern their organizations, including an orientation toolkit, resource collections, self-assessments, and online tutorials on governance basics.

All resources are available for members to download at no charge. Some resources are also available for non-members to purchase at a specified non-member price. For a complete listing of publications and resources for sale, please view our Resource Catalog.

Webinars →

Educational 60-minute programs presented by national healthcare governance experts.


Videos →

Video programs of varying lengths covering all governance topics of concern, most of which are short and appropriate to view during a board meeting or education session.


Conference Videos →

A selection of educational and interactive conference sessions featuring our expert speakers and faculty.


Board Orientation →

We have collected a select list of online resources that focus on what the new board member needs to know to get a head start on being an effective director. Board Orientation Resources provide an overall board orientation perspective; additional resources by topic are listed as well for those wanting to dive deeper into the fiduciary duties and core oversight responsibilities.


Intentional Governance →

There are seven essential elements of governance: board recruitment, board structure, board culture, education and development, evaluation and performance, continuous governance improvement, and leadership succession planning. Intentional governance resources are designed to provide takeaway tools and assist readers in developing customized Intentional Governance plans related to each essential element.


Board Assessments →

The board self-assessment gives board members the opportunity to critically assess their overall performance.


Collections of publications and resources for specific member groups:

Committees →

Board committees are a perfect tool for enhancing board work and providing the board with the support it needs to effectively govern the hospital or health system.


Systems →

In order to support our health system members, we created a collection of resources specifically on system issues. This collection includes resources for system boards and subsidiary and local boards.


Public Hospitals →

Many aspects of public hospital governance are unique and while public hospitals can benefit from most Governance Institute resources, this collection is created specifically for public hospitals.


Physician Leaders →

Physician leadership is taking on new importance as the business model for healthcare delivery continues to evolve. This collection of resources is intended for physician leaders in hospitals and health systems.


Governance Support Professionals →

The Governance Institute provides resources for professionals who support hospital and health system boards such as executive assistants and board coordinators.



Additional Resources →

The Governance Institute collaborates with many other organizations that share our goal of improving board performance to improve healthcare performance. We are pleased to make external resources from these organizations available to Governance Institute members.