Assessment methods can include personal interviews with board members and CEO, a board self-assessment survey of board members, and consultant review of board written materials such as bylaws, mission, and vision statements, board meeting agendas, minutes and other relevant documents identified by your board.

Two board self-assessment surveys can be found in the Resources section of this website.  One survey is appropriate for all boards who wish to identify opportunities to enhance their board performance.  The other survey is for boards practicing the Policy Governance(R) model who wish to assess their fidelity to the Policy Governance(R) model and identify opportunities to fine-tune their practice of the model.

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