Board Chair is a role that doesn’t come with a training manual. The resources on this page are designed to be put to use right away – they are brief, specific and created with input from board veterans. They cover a wide range of topics, and give real-world advice on some of the stickiest challenges board chairs face.
Tools for Becoming a More Effective Board Chair
Get immediate feedback from your board members about the meeting with this form that asks them to rate aspects of the meeting on a scale.
Board room engagement can be made richer by the board routinely asking questions which prompt meaningful discussions and quickly get to the heart of the matter.
Learn more about the who, what and why of executive sessions.
Lee Bruder adapted this information to provide a concise checklist for the board chair.
Get immediate feedback from your board members about the meeting with this form that asks open-ended questions.
Use this organizer to prepare for your meeting and record items for the minutes.
Use this list of financial questions as a guide to meeting your duty of financial oversight.
Who's responsible for that? Outline the responsibilities of the Chief Executive and the Board.
This handout provides some ideas for developing your board recruitment program.
Review this quick checklist to determine if your board meetings are structured for effectiveness.