What makes a board meeting great? While lots of little things can distract from a productive meeting, there are key elements that can make each board meeting great.

The executive in charge of board development for a large national philanthropic organization with more than 100 regional boards recently asked me, “What’s the best board meeting you ever attended?” Got me to thinking…No, it wasn’t chaired by me. Yes, it was one of my clients.

Here’s what it looked like:

  1. Consent Agenda
  2. Meeting Agenda
  3. Dashboard Financials
  4. Board Succession
  5. Reduced Jibber-Jabber
  6. Executive Summaries
  7. Strategic Dialogue
  8. Board Development
  9. Immediate Assessment

Read the full article about board meetings by Les Wallace at BoardSource.