Governing Boards Structured for Optimal Effectiveness
- Board Effectiveness Assessment
- Board Committee Restructuring
- Board Composition Mapping
- Board Meeting Optimization
- Board’s Role in Strategic Planning
- Board Leadership Coaching
At a time when economic, demographic, political and technological trends are transforming higher education, governing boards necessarily are changing the way they conduct their work. High-value boards are spending a greater share of their time working with the president in shaping the institution’s future. They regularly study the external landscape to better anticipate existential risks, and are more fluid in strategy development. Consequently, these boards are taking a longer and broader view of their institutions to ensure sustained vitality.
I am often engaged by the president or board chair to redesign board architecture in order to transform board engagement and enhance overall effectiveness. I work with boards on such current practices as the ‘flipped’ boardroom model; strategic use of the Executive Committee; enterprise risk management for the small college; decoupling board committees from the administrative structure; and the integration of strategy development in the ongoing work of the board.
To read more about my work in strengthening the board’s long-term value to the institution, you may be interested in reading some of the following articles: