Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) Webinar, Course T4069
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. EDT

Featured Faculty

J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FHFMA, CMPE
Chairman and CEO, Practical Governance Group
ACHE Regent for Georgia

Course Curriculum

A board has the ultimate responsibility for envisioning the future direction of the organization that it serves, as well as approving the organization’s mission, vision, goals and strategies. However, to be effective, this group must meet its objectives and progress.

One of five responsibilities of a board, the fifth is the most problematic – “The board is responsible for itself.” The board has to monitor, critique and improve itself. Despite how critical a board self‐evaluation is to effective governing, it is a tool that is often overlooked. Also essential for the board’s success are identifying opportunities for improvement and providing its members with the proper support to solve its own issues.

It’s recommended that nonprofit boards conduct self‐assessments every two years. Not only do these exercises help boards to hold themselves accountable, they form a platform from which to increase transparency, advancement and success.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, the participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of board self-evaluations and necessary areas of assessment.
  2. Explain how to conduct basic evaluations, as well those that are more advanced.
  3. Demonstrate how to manage the results of a self-assessment to gain the most value.
  4. Discuss how to strengthen the board via performance improvement, objective communication and engagement.

Target Audience

This session is ideal for hospital board members, hospital CEOs, board liaisons and others interested in hospital board governance issues.


J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FHFMA, CMPE, is chairman and CEO of Practical Governance Group, a team of healthcare consultants and academicians passionate about good governance and the education of healthcare boards. He has presented on governance and career‐related topics for healthcare organizations, universities and associations for nearly four decades, and co‐authored Practical Governance, a Health Administration Press best‐seller. Larry also is Regent of ACHE’s Georgia chapter.

Larry has no real or perceived conflicts of interest related to this presentation.

Continuing Education Credits

Georgia Hospital Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approved for 1.0 Contact Hours.

The Georgia Hospital Association Research & Education Foundation is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Georgia Hospital Association Research & Education Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Georgia Hospital Association is an approved provider of nursing home administrator credits by the Georgia Board of Nursing Home Administrators. Approved for 1.0 contact hours in leadership skills and management.


There is a site fee of $195 for this course. It is recommended that you register as early as possible to ensure timely delivery of instructional materials. Register by contacting Bess Zappa at 770-249-4542 or by Sept. 12, 2017, or contact your education coordinator for registration and further information. Note: The fee is for one phone line with unlimited participants. Each additional line/connection is $195.