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Ban The Yearly Planning Meeting

by Bob Harris, CAE I would ban the yearly planning meeting, preferring a three-year approach to strategic planning. A longer-term plan will frame the efforts of successive boards and committees. Staff will know of the priorities. All parties will work in...

The Rusty Trustee

There are many ways to help new board members; orientations, information access, leadership notebooks and more. A unique idea is appointment of an experienced leader to coach the board and new directors: a Trustee Emeritus or “rusty trustee.” The purpose is to help...

Unique Positions on the Board

Association and chamber boards try to be inclusive by adding unique positions to the board in hopes of gaining additional insights. But the effort can be confusing. For example, do the positions have a vote? Are they liable for actions of the organization? Should they...