Congratulations to our 2016-2017 PGP program participants!  They are the first ever to qualify for IPGA's accredited Policy Governance® Proficiency certificate!


Paul Goranson
Vicki Hawarden
AGI, The Aspen Group, LLC
Athens Kolias
Rob Lewis
Janice Melanson
Frieda McDougall
Eric Phinney
Mitch Seeley
Elaine Vandale


The IPGA Policy Governance Proficiency (PGP) program aims to provide a high-level understanding of governance in theory, principle and practice.  The curriculum draws strongly on the work of John Carver in creating the Policy Governance system and provides  context through the provision of an understanding of approaches to governance. 

The PGP program leads to a certificate denoting the successful completion of an accredited program designed to provide a high standard of governance knowledge and expertise.   It is accessible from anywhere in the world to English-speaking participants who have a good internet connection.   As an international organization, IPGA aims to offer the program in other languages wherever this can be made possible.

The program aims to meet the needs of those who want to equip themselves to play a leadership role in the application of Policy Governance principles and practice, and the furtherance of governance knowledge more generally.

The Policy Governance® Academy run by Miriam Carver provides the highest level of Policy Governance expertise currently available.  More information about the Policy Governance® Academy can be found at 





Policy Governance® is an internationally registered service mark of John Carver. Used with permission.  The authoritative website for Policy Governance is

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