Parish council focusing too much on low-level managerial type tasks? Its the priest who must lead them to think and to behave strategically.
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One way to elevate parish council discourse from low-level managerial issues to strategic reflection and discussion regarding their specific service as parish council members.
An exercise designed to assist parish councils to think more seriously about mission fulfillment by discussing priorities.
Want your parish council to aspire to a higher level of performance?
Sustain excellence, provide a standard for service, quickly orient new parish council members and more.
Implement a selection of these each year and if combined with effective leadership soon will appear a transfigured parish council.
Parish councils should avoid a watch dog mentality but they do bear a primary fiduciary responsibility to ensure good financial management of the parish.
A brief articulation of how parish council members exercise their responsibility to govern.
Carefully thought through identification, cultivation, recruitment, nomination, election and orientation builds a solid parish council – one to depend upon.
The consent agendas is a tool for making parish council meetings more effective and more efficient.
Sample parish council opinion and improve meetings.
Though largely unknown and almost completely absent from parish council structures, the governance committee is probably the most important and useful committee of them all.
The many ways that committees and task forces amplify and greatly improve the work of the parish council IF properly managed.
Self-assessment and organizational assessment is essential to continuing improvement and development. This article provides a questionnaire for self-evaluating parish council performance. It’s important that the priest also participate in this exercise.
There are exercises for the entire parish council to assess their performance. This is the long-form (there is a shorter one) questionnaire for each parish council member to assess his or her own individual performance.
There are exercises for the entire parish council to assess their performance. This is the short-form (there is a longer one) questionnaire for each parish council member to assess his or her own individual performance.
Personally asking for a gift is by far the best way to increase giving but not everyone can do this. Here’s how everyone can help.
Advisory Boards serve a useful purpose but don’t make the mistake of creating one and then never using it or tempting the parish council to feel that they are being supplanted.
Advisory boards serve many useful purposes including a great place to involve those independent thinkers who might not be a good fit for parish council service.
There are a variety of methods to address community or interpersonal conflict in a parish. If properly managed, conflict can produce positive results.
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