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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.

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 →

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


Events →

The Governance Institute hosts events 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.


Board Portal →

The Governance Institute’s online board portal is an advanced e-governance tool that helps healthcare leaders and board members conduct business with the most efficiency. Managing board commitments is easier than ever, from planning meetings to communicating agenda items and minutes. Qualifying membership includes access to the portal, free training, and assistance with setup.


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.


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.



Board Self-Assessments
The Governance Institute’s BoardCompass® suite of self-assessments 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. Beyond the board assessment, tools include:


E-Learning →

Whether you are a board member, physician leader, or executive leader, our Joint Accreditation and ACHE-certified E-Learning courses have you covered. Comprehensive learning and retention are reinforced through dilemma-based modules that apply your learning to real-world situations. Our courses will enhance your knowledge within your important role and ensure that you understand your key duties and responsibilities, and how to apply good judgement in a variety of real-world scenarios and key topic areas.