How to Run Robust Board Meeting Cycles

March 28, 2022

March 28, 2022


Governance Mastery


Steven Bowman

Board meeting cycles are the lifeblood of the work of the Board. Individual board meetings are where most of the discussion and ultimately decisions are made, and are therefore the most important mechanism that the Board has at its disposal.

Rather than spending time and energy on reports that solely focus on what the board knows now, it is important that meeting cycles address large-scale issues that instead align with the strategic, risk, governance and operational requirements of the organisation in both the near and distant future.

Since board meeting cycles essentially guide the direction and build the workflow of a board in a year, all boards should master the art of designing a robust board meeting cycle. In the whitepaper that you can download below, “How to run robust board meeting cycles,” you will find everything you need to create efficient and effective board meeting cycles.

The four key issues to consider when it comes to designing robust board meeting cycles:

  1. Understand and continuously reflect on the role of the board
  2. Design strategic reflection into the board meeting cycle
  3. Ensure that the board committees service the needs of the board
  4. Design strategically focused board meeting agendas

Within each of the fours issues, you will develop a greater understanding of why these points are paramount to successful board meetings. For example, does your board actually understand the role of the board? Do you ever make changes to the vision and the purpose of the board to develop new approaches and adapt to new challenges? Does your board make decisions and become close-minded to other alternatives? 

Do your board committees properly serve the overarching purpose of the board? If the answer is “no” or "not sure' to any of these questions, then download this free whitepaper to help get you back on track to creating more worthwhile board meeting cycles to help your board tackle the strategic challenges you may face.

You will find practical examples for how you can implement such changes, work plans and agendas into your current board meeting cycle designing process. 

Download "How to run robust board meeting cycles" and take the first step to improving your board meeting cycle.

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