Board Meetings With Impact
1. Align the design of your Board meeting agenda with your Board’s chief purpose: governance!
2. Employ a variety of meeting strategies to elevate Board member engagement
3. Recruit leaders (rather than followers) to serve on your Board, thereby enhancing the quality of Board meetings and decision-making
Peter Drucker, a towering figure in the field of management, said, “There is one thing all boards have in common, they do not function.” One wonders how many board meetings it took for him to reach that conclusion. Truth is, too many are plagued with endless reports about past activities, a focus on organizational tactics rather than strategy and outcomes, and deliberations that should have been aired in a board committee first. “Because that’s the way we’ve always done it” is often the explanation. Then we wonder why board members don’t show up and stay engaged. It doesn’t have to be this way. Boards can and do change. This session will give participants a treasure trove of helpful strategies and techniques that boards can use to turn their tiresome, unproductive meetings into dynamic governing experiences.