About the Forum

The Forum for Shared Governance, founded more than 20 years ago, is the only clearing house that  identifies, promotes, and disseminates evidence-based information about shared governance within a professional governance continuum and through organizational innovations that empower nurses and other healthcare professionals.

The Forum believes that innovations, such as shared governance, that allow front-line professionals, managers, and patients to share control and influence together over practice and the resources that support it in healthcare organizations can enhance patient, professional, and organizational outcomes. The Forum further believes that staff and managers need ongoing support and education to effectively participate in the governance of their practice.
The Forum for Shared Governance is currently the ONLY agency that accredits organizations in shared governance. Send an email to info@sharedgovernance.org or visit our Measurement & Accreditation page to find out how your organization can ascertain where its governance scores on the professional governance continuum and how it can become accredited.

Contact the Forum to be listed with Shared Governance Hospitals Online for 2022. Eligible hospitals must have a shared governance model or similar organizational innovation referenced on its public website and provide a contact person’s email address for networking. The Forum also accredits organizations in shared governance. Find out if your institution is eligible.

Request a speaker from the Forum to vitalize your governance program.

The Forum is happy to share your research and evidence-based practices that have evolved through your shared governance structures and processes with the nursing and general healthcare community. Research and evidence-based practices are peer reviewed and posted briefly on the home page and then archived either in the Members Only Best Practices section or our Posters section. Contact the Forum for further details.