Getting the Most Out of Your Board Meeting Agenda

An agenda is essential to making the most of every board meeting. A well-planned agenda helps participants stay on track is a deterrent to off-topic discussions and ensures that all of the most important topics are covered.

The first item usually involves the review of the minutes from the previous meeting. This is done to refresh attendees of previous discussions as well as to identify any unresolved issues that require to be addressed.

The next step is the big picture section, where the most recent progress is discussed. This could include company building milestones, achievements and vision goals for the future. This is a great place to get feedback and share new ideas with your colleagues in the directorship.

The board then examines the key performance indicators for the company. It could be anything from sales and financials to customer support policies. It’s also a good time to establish the upcoming quarterly goals for the company, and to brainstorm how to overcome any current obstacles to reaching the goals.

After all of the important issues have been addressed After the major issues have been discussed, the board can move on to any other issues that need to be addressed. This is the perfect time to announce any congratulations messages or other recognitions for employees or committees that have been successful. The board may conclude the meeting by stating dates and any work that must be completed before the next meeting.