6 Tips for Managing A Board Meeting
originally posted on www.boardable.com on July 17, 2018
A good board meeting starts with a good agenda. Even the most skilled facilitator can’t make a silk purse of out of the sow’s ear of an agenda filled with reports.
But a good agenda means facilitating discussions between people with different agendas and viewpoints which can prove challenging as well. These six tips for managing a board meeting will help assure that you facilitate a quality discussion, moving the organization forward while engaging (and retaining!) board members.
1. Talk less and listen more when facilitating a meeting.
2. Get to know the members of your board.
3. Ask more questions.
4. Paraphrase others’ comments.
5. Keep the discussion productive.
6. Watch the time.
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