Boards & Director Evaluations: A Practical Guide for Governance Committees
A board evaluation is the most powerful tool in the governance arsenal – and one that is rarely used to its full potential. A comprehensive board evaluation can take a board from good to great within a year and keep a great board vibrant. But most boards use surveys and other superficial board evaluation tools – wasting directors' time, insulting their intelligence and failing to achieve the meaningful results available with a well-designed board evaluation and the support of a boardroom champion.
What's necessary to create a genuinely impactful board evaluation? That's what this session will focus on. It will also discuss how boards can take advantage of directors' newfound comfort with Zoom in adopting this process – with an accelerated timeline and lower costs. Tailoring the interview protocol, incorporating senior management feedback, selecting an external facilitator, the Board 2.0 exercise– all will be covered, and more. Individual director evaluations will also discussed in-depth – as any such process needs to ensure that it delivers specific and actionable feedback that is both meaningful and useful to every member of the board.
All attendees will receive a complimentary PDF copy of Beverly Behan's new book, "Boards & Director Evaluations: A Practical Guide for Governance Committees"(Board Advisor, New York - 2020).