Board Development

Boards are important instruments of organizational development, but strong boards don’t happen by accident. We work with boards of directors to help maximize the board’s time to bring in money, energy, support and valuable new board members. We also assist with developing, communicating, and monitoring board performance standards; assessing organizational effectiveness; and developing customized reports on board and organizational strengths, weaknesses and recommendations for improvement.

What We Do

  • Meet with key staff and board members to identify issues, concerns, strengths and areas for improvement
  • Facilitate in-person and/or via teleconference or web conference
  • Prepare customized plan for addressing key issues through active participation of stakeholders identified by the client
  • Review client information and gather additional information through interviews with key staff or other assessment activities such as focus groups, public hearings or written surveys
  • Using a strengths-based/appreciative inquiry approach, facilitate board or organizational re-invention process through interactive exercises, brainstorms, small and large group discussions, formal exercises and role plays
  • Produce a final summary or action plan for group accountability
  • Provide follow-up assistance as needed