To maximize the value of members to maximize the value of their time, it is essential to conduct board meetings efficiently and efficiently. A little planning ahead can help a lot and include ensuring that the meeting begins on time and that board members have access to all the materials they require prior to the meeting. Making use of visual aids and presentations can also enhance engagement and help in the discussion process and provide a better understanding of the complex issues.

Board members bring a wealth knowledge to the table and are usually experts in their particular fields. It is important, however, to balance their expertise with a level of professionalism and willingness to hear other opinions. This will help everyone be more comfortable and lead to fruitful discussions that can lead to effective decisions.

Begin the meeting promptly

The ability to keep time is essential to the effectiveness of the board meeting, particularly when it’s a remote one. The start time of the meeting sets the tone for the whole meeting and ensures that all important aspects are addressed.

Verify that quorum is present

To start the meeting, the presiding officer will call roll for all participants, including presiding officers and staff members. If a quorum is not present, the meeting is unable to be held.

Approve the agenda and the previous minutes of the meeting.

After approving the agenda the board will go over the minutes of the previous meeting. This allows the board to review any prioritizations or changes that are required to be made. The board can then move onto the next item of business.