board meetings

Tips for Effective Virtual Meetings

By |2020-04-21T20:27:17+00:00April 21st, 2020|Develop Your Leaders, Field Guides|

Boards of Directors may find that they need to conduct a board meeting by phone or using some variation of video conferencing technology. As you consider how to make these virtual meetings as effective and enjoyable as possible, you can build on the same good practices that make for productive face-to-face meetings. You can find some good guidance in A Recipe for Good Board [...]

Board Decisions Between Meetings

By |2019-09-06T23:57:36+00:00April 27th, 2016|Develop Your Leaders, Field Guides|

  By Michael Healy, CBLD Board Consultant As a general practice, boards should avoid making decisions between regular meetings. A large part of the value of having a board in a leadership position is that good decisions can come from incorporating many peoples’ perspectives; making decisions without meeting deprives the board of the opportunity to glean the wisdom of all directors. Secondly, it can [...]

Better Meetings!

By |2019-09-10T00:59:09+00:00December 19th, 2014|Develop Your Leaders|

  We all spend a lot of time in meetings, but not all meetings are an effective use of our time. Here are nine simple steps to make your meetings more effective and worth the time.   Meeting Purpose. Why is this a group meeting? If it’s a standing group meeting, such as a bi-weekly management team meeting, articulate the group’s purpose clearly to [...]

New Resources: How to Have the Best Meeting Ever (Webinar)

By |2019-09-10T01:14:04+00:00June 2nd, 2014|Build Workplace Culture, Develop Your Leaders|

How will you make your next meeting the best meeting ever? Here is a useful tool for helping you run effective meetings and create common ground with groups. You’ll find tips for meeting process design, preparing for a meeting, creating meeting materials and the agenda, as well as insight into the stages of group development and meeting process. “In this video presentation, Mark Goehring [...]

Minute Taking Essentials

By |2020-07-25T16:26:17+00:00January 9th, 2013|Develop Your Leaders, Field Guides|

Keeping good records is one part of a board’s legal Duty of Care; as the record of what happens at meetings, the minutes are an important tool for fulfilling this duty. In practice, minutes primarily serve as a tool for helping directors remember what the board decided at previous meetings, and secondarily as a way to keep our co-op’s members informed about the [...]

Healthy Board Dissent

By |2019-09-09T21:32:41+00:00July 16th, 2012|Develop Your Leaders|

By Todd Wallace 161 July - August - 2012 Our co-op boards are groups elected and charged with a common purpose: fulfilling the legal and moral obligations of their co-op, on behalf of a diverse set of member-owners. Their fiduciary responsibilities demand high-quality deliberation and decision-making to ensure both the cooperative's fiscal prosperity (its health as an enterprise) and the continued relevance and achievement [...]

Meeting Guidelines for Guests

By |2019-09-09T21:18:36+00:00May 29th, 2012|Field Guides|

Board meetings are at the heart of board work and well-run, productive meetings are an important part of the foundation for any good board. Meetings are typically open to owners, and sometimes others, to attend. Having clear guidelines on attendance at, and participation in, board meetings will support the board in doing its work and will set clear expectations for those attending. Proactively defining [...]

A Recipe for Good Board Meetings

By |2020-07-22T21:35:49+00:00February 21st, 2010|Develop Your Leaders|

By Michael Healy 146 January - February - 2010 Here it comes again: the monthly board meeting. You’ve figured out child care for the fourth Monday of every month, that version of parental Olympics where Mom runs out the door as Dad runs in. A fellow director has given up the bowling league because it conflicts with the board meeting schedule. Each director has [...]