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May 2005Vol. 6, No. 4Governance Self-Assessment

The Council on Accreditation (COA) has developed an online tool that allows leaders of human service organizations to conduct self-assessments of their organization's governance process. The interactive assessment compares the user's responses with national best practice standards in governance and provides immediate feedback in such areas as regulatory requirements, confidentiality, ethics, risk management, financial management, and governing authority. This tool is the second initiative in COA's Leadership Series; the first interactive assessment dealt with Continuous Quality Assessment.

To access the Governance Assessment Tool or the Continuous Quality Assessment Tool, visit the COA website at