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.

Learn how AGB Consulting supported the University of Toledo Foundation with a comprehensive board assessment that led to a new approach to meetings and helped jumpstart board engagement with the university strategic plan.

Questions for boards.

Click below to reveal 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:

Board Self-Assessment Tool
Learn more→

Board Assessment Service

Board Assessment Service


Self-service online tool

Managed by AGB;
analysis and

Managed by AGB;
individual interviews
conducted; analysis
and recommendations


Basic understanding of governance challenges and opportunities

Understanding of performance and actionable insights

Deep understanding of performance, impact, and areas for optimization

Recommended Frequency


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/

25–30 fixed questions

50–75 questions

50–75 questions

Full board


Committee chairs

Services Included:




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.

Contact AGB.

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