Board Assessment

Develop high-performing boards.

Regular board assessment is fundamental to high-performing, strategic boards. The process uncovers strengths and opportunities for development. From a standardized self-assessment tool to highly customized and comprehensive engagements that provide deep insights into performance, impact, and areas for optimization, AGB Consulting provides you with the information you need for continuous improvement.

Questions for boards.

These are key questions for your board to consider.

Practices and Policies

  1. How mature are your shared governance practices?
  2. What changes could be made to optimize board performance?
  3. How would board members and those who work with the board describe board culture, and are there opportunities to strengthen it?

Strategy and Decision-Making

  1. Is your team embodying your defined mission and strategy?
  2. How can your board and leadership ensure institutional sustainability?
  3. What role does educational quality play in board decision-making?

AGB enables effective board development.

Board assessments are designed to strengthen relationships, build trust, and improve individual and organizational effectiveness. They enable boards and leaders to step back from the preoccupations of regular board business, candidly review board performance, and develop action steps to strengthen board operations, communications, and interactions.

AGB offers three options for board assessment:

BASIC
Board Self-Assessment Tool
Learn more→

CLASSIC
Board Assessment Service

PREMIUM
Board Assessment Service

Facilitation

Self-service online tool

Managed by AGB;
analysis and
recommendations
provided

Managed by AGB;
individual interviews
conducted; analysis
and recommendations
provided

Outcome

Basic understanding of governance challenges and opportunities

Understanding of performance and actionable insights

Deep understanding of performance, impact, and areas for optimization

Recommended Frequency

Annually

At least every 3–5 years, in keeping with accreditor expectations

During periods of change or transition, or at least every 8–10 years, in keeping with accreditor expectations

Survey Instrument/
Recipients:

BASIC
25–30 fixed questions

CLASSIC
50–75 questions

PREMIUM
50–75 questions

Full board

Cabinet

Committee chairs

Services Included:

BASIC

CLASSIC

PREMIUM

Conduct a scoping call with identified institutional representative(s).

Review and edit assessment survey.

Distribute survey and aggregate results.

Conduct up to 15 individual interviews.

Review initial findings virtually with institutional representative(s).

If requested as part of a scheduled
One-Hour Governance Consultation.
Limit one per year.

Deliver analysis and recommendations to full board.

Discover where you are, where you can go, and how to get there.

Create a foundation for long-term success with regular assessment of your board. An essential element of good governance, board assessments strengthen relationships, build trust, and improve effectiveness. AGB offers three options for regular assessment of your board for continuous improvement.

Contact AGB.

To learn how AGB Consulting’s services can benefit your institution, please contact 202-776-0865 or consulting@AGB.org. Or use this contact form: