Optimize your board's performance.
Governing boards are entrusted with the vitality and sustainability of their institutions or foundations. But they face escalating challenges in fulfilling their responsibilities as the complexity of governance accelerates. For boards to operate as efficiently as possible, new members must quickly get up to speed. Experienced members must keep expanding their skills and expertise. Effective boards know their roles, understand their duties, apply leading practices, and continuously develop their knowledge. Only boards that are proactively moving forward can get out in front of their challenges and transform them into opportunities.
Questions for boards.
These are key questions for your board to consider.
- What roles and responsibilities must our board members fulfill?
- How do we determine if there are skills our board is missing? How do we fill any gaps?
- How should we structure our board? Is it sufficiently diverse?
- Are our committees as productive as they need to be?
- What are our non-negotiable fiduciary responsibilities?
- What is the board’s role in engaging internal stakeholders (particularly faculty) in shared governance?
- How do we facilitate open, candid collaboration, build trusted relationships, and maintain healthy board dynamics?
- How do we provide leadership for justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion?
- What risks and opportunities are we missing? How do we know what we don’t know?
- How can board assessment help us prepare for regional accreditation?
- How do we determine if our business model is still viable?
- Should we pursue a merger, affiliation, or partnership in order to secure long-term growth?
- How do we work most effectively with our CEO, cabinet, and board professionals?
- Are we aligned with what our students now need? Can we provide that?
- Are we serving as an effective partner for our institution?
- How do we protect and grow our endowment through turbulent times?
- How do we develop a strategy for managing our real estate portfolio?
- How do we develop high-performing foundation board members?
AGB provides practical, real-world context and perspective.
Through our unique approach to facilitation and delivery of board workshops and retreats, our experts help strengthen boards with leading practices based on research and nearly 100 years of experience. Engagements can cover a variety of topics and are customized to your board or institution. Location and duration varies, but workshops are often held during a board meeting.
AGB board workshops and retreats can help your board:
Achieve a Higher Level of Performance
Promote a Culture of Continuous
Reduce Exposure to Risk
Uncover New Solutions, Approaches, and Confidence
Align the Board and Cabinet