We’ve all been there. A meeting that should have lasted an hour inched toward the 90-minute mark and then dragged past two hours. Even worse, the meeting group didn’t accomplish anything significant, and people left without clarity on key decisions or forward-looking action items.
Check out these Agenda Templates you can use as a starting point to better build out your next board meeting agenda:
Sharing the agenda ahead of a meeting lets board members know how to prepare to contribute at the meeting. Effective agendas give board members some detail about the discussion items, a provocative question or two to consider, and/or include some part of the strategic plan to review. Furthermore, attaching committee reports and minutes will shorten the time you have to spend on the routine things.
For organizations with limited resources and volunteer board members, effective meetings are critical. As we know, every good meeting starts with a good meeting agenda. Below, board governance coach and facilitator Kim Donahue shares her thoughts on what makes a good board meeting agenda. Also, learn how your organization can increase effectiveness through a bit of simple planning.
Check out this 30-minute webinar where Boardable’s Director of Operations, Ashly Myers, interviews Kim Donahue on best practices for building effective board meeting agendas. They also give us a demo of how Boardable’s new Agenda Builder tool works.
RELATED: Another great Kim Donahue interview – Powerful Board Accountability, Without the Struggle
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