Planning Good Board Meetings and Running Them Well
The board meeting is where all the action happens… or is it? Does your board make progress on important matters at its meetings, or just circle around the same topics? Does discussion flow enough – or too much? Do you get bogged down in Robert’s Rules of Order, or suffer from a shortage of structure and direction?
Meetings can range from the charmingly casual to the intimidatingly formal, and there is a time and reason for meetings anywhere along that spectrum. In this workshop you will look at options for meeting formats that fit for your organization’s age and stage, and leave with some new tools for facilitating board meetings that leave you energized and glad to be involved.
Susan Low is the Executive Director at Leadership Victoria Society, and a councillor with the Township of Esquimalt. She participates and chairs all kinds of meetings, including those with legally-mandated processes as well as consensus-driven community team discussions. Susan formerly worked with the Community Social Planning Council on financial empowerment projects, and prior to that, was the founder of Directis Consulting Group, which did strategic planning consulting for small businesses and non-profits.