Trustees deserve the best introduction to their institutions and to the responsibilities and expectations of trusteeship. This booklet outlines the fundamentals of an effective orientation program for board members of public institutions and systems. A well-planned, well-executed orientation program can make an enormous difference to a new board member’s future commitment and contribution to the institution. Creating and sustaining outstanding orientation programs is a challenge for most institutions. Enormous effort goes into preparing and conducting programs that are worthwhile and consequential. The suggestions in this publication will help the reader design and execute more effective new-trustee orientation programs.
This publication is part of Board Basics, an AGB series devoted to strengthening the effectiveness of governing boards and trustees.