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Charters document a committee's vision, responsibilities and objectives, and can also provide an outline of a project's scope. KnowledgeLeader has published sample charters for a wide range of committees and projects that provide organizations with detailed examples of charter language and structure. These charter templates can be customized and utilized in any organization.

In this article, we have linked a variety of our sample charters that offer a wide range of support. For a full list of the samples we have available, visit our Charters content area.


IT Change Advisory Board Charter
This sample provides key roles and responsibilities for creating an IT change advisory board charter. In accordance with the company’s IT change management policy, the company’s IT change advisory board (IT CAB) reviews and approves technology changes scheduled for upcoming release dates. The IT CAB provides a structured framework for ensuring appropriate awareness of changes and change impacts (e.g., cost impact and schedule).

Quality Assurance Function Charter
This sample establishes guidelines and responsibilities for creating a quality assurance function charter. The quality assurance function provides independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to add value and improve the organization’s operations. The quality assurance function helps the organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and corporate governance processes in the organization.


Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Committee Charter
This sample charter outlines the responsibilities and duties, membership and operations, and meetings and attendance for an organization’s enterprise risk management (ERM) committee. In this sample, the ERM committee should monitor the company’s risk environment and provide direction for the activities to mitigate, to an acceptable level, the risks that may adversely affect the company’s ability to achieve its goals. 

Risk Management Oversight Committee Charter
This sample outlines responsibilities and duties for establishing a risk management oversight committee charter. The risk management oversight committee must monitor the organization's risk environment and provide direction for the activities to mitigate, to an acceptable level, the risks that may adversely affect the company’s ability to achieve its goals. The committee facilitates continuous improvement of the company’s capabilities around managing its priority risks.


Business Continuity Program Charter
This sample establishes guidelines for developing a business continuity program charter. In this sample, the company’s mission is to provide a plan of action for an unexpected interruption of business operations that is beyond the scope of daily operating response procedures and to accomplish the following goals after an affected site has been rendered inoperable: safety of human life, protection of property, continuity of business operations and restoration/replacement of the affected site. 

Emergency Executive Committee Charter
This sample provides guidelines and responsibilities for creating an emergency executive committee charter (EEC). The EEC oversees the conduct of the corporation in the process of planning and responding to emergency, crisis or catastrophic events with a direct or potential impact on the corporation’s financial objectives and major corporate plans, strategies and actions.  


Audit Committee Charter
This document contains nine samples that provide guidelines and standards for creating an audit committee charter. The audit committee of the board of directors of a company should assist the board when fulfilling its responsibilities to the company and its shareholders, potential shareholders, the investment community, and other stakeholders regarding its oversight of the quality and integrity of the company’s accounting and reporting practices and controls. 

Project Management Charter Template
This sample document provides guidelines for creating an organization's project management charter. In this sample, objectives must be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound and concrete for achieving the goal; what will and will not be delivered as part of this project must be documented; schedules must include project start and end dates, milestones and/or phases; and a good-faith estimate of the total expected project costs must be developed.


Corporate Audit Department Charter
Corporate audit has the responsibility of providing company stakeholders with value-added services by assessing the risks associated with the company’s strategic objectives, growth plans and related risks. It promotes an overall risk and controls awareness in the company and develops and executes an audit plan that addresses these risks. This document contains six sample corporate audit department charters to review.

Disclosure Committee Charter
This sample document provides two samples as guidelines for creating a disclosure committee charter. The committee charter is usually prepared in the first year of a disclosure committee contract. The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted new rules 13a-14 and 15d-14 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, effective as of August 29, 2002, which implement Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the Exchange Act Rules).