Committee Charters Field Guide

By |2019-09-10T00:19:22+00:00July 29th, 2016|Develop Your Leaders, Field Guides|

All board committees should have a charter – a description of the committee’s purpose and authority. One person, generally the board secretary, should have primary responsibility for drafting charters as directed by the board. This helps the board have a consistent approach for how charters are written. Committee charters should include: The lifespan of the committee (An ad hoc committee should exist only as [...]

Agile and Efficient: Board Committees and Structures that Work

By |2020-01-15T06:50:06+00:00January 15th, 2013|Develop Your Leaders|

By Todd Wallace 164 Jan-Feb 2013 The use of committees by boards is ubiquitous—as it should be, considering a small group’s agility when compared to a whole board. Unfortunately, boards often end up with unwieldy committee structures, groups that take up time and resources with little to show for it, or committee participants who feel burnt out and overworked. To avoid these undesirable results, consider the following suggestions when [...]

How to Use Committees to Help the Board to do Board Work

By |2020-07-24T21:58:30+00:00December 12th, 2012|Develop Your Leaders, Field Guides|

Properly structured and monitored board committees can be a good way for a board to accomplish specific board tasks and to ensure that ongoing, repeating processes are carried out. Small groups of people working together are nimble, effective and fun!  Improperly used committees can waste precious board time and energy, and at worst can undermine the Board’s relationship with its General Manager and the [...]