Good Governance: An easy board refresh for 2019

Talk about how your agendas, risk and strategy discussions, and board development and diversity efforts can improve in the new year.

Here are a few simple board refresh ideas the participants in last September’s CUES Director Development Seminar found actionable.


If you are not using a consent agenda to manage routine items in one fell swoop, please start. If you are already using a consent agenda, expand it. Consider adding these non-actionable reports and updates to your consent agenda: CEO report, progress updates on such topics as IT conversions, CRM training, adding Generation X members, growth of “wealth management” services, etc.

While only about half of the CUES seminar board participants were already using a consent agenda, those that were doing so appreciated how it reduced unnecessary conversations about non-actionable items and saved time for more dialogue on important issues.


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