Governance Leading Practices

Strengthen the infrastructure of your board.

Governing boards are entrusted with the vitality of their institutions and the future success of students. They face escalating challenges in fulfilling their responsibilities as the complexity of governance accelerates. AGB Consulting helps establish common expectations around board roles and responsibilities, build cohesion, and enhance knowledge about how to navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities.

AGB advisors offer in-person or virtual board development workshops to help you:

Board Assessment

Establish common expectations and cohesion around board roles and responsibilities

Achieve a higher level of performance


Reduce your exposure to risk

Uncover new solutions, approaches and confidence


Promote a culture of continuous development

“AGB Consulting proved essential to the historic restructuring of higher education in Oregon. The AGB team listened to our goals, researched best practices, and immersed themselves in the creative process of redesign. Their credibility helped garner the support of the governor and legislature.

I highly recommend AGB Consulting.”

Matt Donegan

Former Chair, Oregon State Board of Higher Education
CEO, Donegan Advisors, LLC

Tailored to your institution.

This is NOT a one-size-fits-all service or curriculum. Both content and delivery options will be customized for your institution or foundation board.

We match you with advisors who have experience relevant to your situation, such as:

  • Sitting board members
  • Former board members
  • Former presidents
  • Board professionals
  • Subject matter experts

We will work with you to address governance issues through exercises such as such as:


  • Comprehensive Governance Analyses
  • Board development workshops
  • Board assessment and Presidential assessment
  • Bylaw review and revision
  • Succession planning
  • Comprehensive reviews of institutional governance
  • Shared governance trainings and assistance

Ready to get started?

To learn how AGB Consulting can guide your institution through important changes, please contact 202-776-0865 or Or use this contact form:

Start building a governance foundation right away.

Use these related AGB resources to help address governance challenges. View more resources in the Knowledge Center.

High-Performance Governance is All About the Quality of the Questions Asked

Trusteeship Magazine article from January/February 2020
By William Donaldson and Joseph G. Burke

Intrepid Explorers: The Critical First Years of Trusteeship

Trusteeship Magazine article from November/December 2017
By Michael J. Zeig, Roger G. Baldwin, and Kathleen M. Wilbur

AGB Statement on Board Responsibility for Institutional Governance

Statement on Board Responsibility for Institutional Governance

Published on March 26, 2010
By the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges