Succession Planning for the Board of Directors
Smooth leadership transitions at the board level are as critical to organizational sustainability as is a change in chief executives. Facilitating an understanding of expectations and best practices at the board level leads to increased engagement. We work with boards to incorporate governance best practices, including:
- recommending optimal board executive and committee structures;
- determining appropriate board composition, needed competencies and diversity;
- creating customized board assessments to measure the board’s ability to meet its goals and objectives;
- facilitating board retreats designed to foster mutual understanding of best practices, how the role of the board differs from that of the professional staff, and accountabilities, which results in the board’s ability to function as a high performing team to achieve results.