Board Evaluation Survey ProcessDetails of Boardroom Metrics Board Evaluation Process

Boards of Directors engage Boardroom Metrics to assess their current governance effectiveness and identify opportunities for improvement.

Board Evaluation Objectives

  1. to assess current Board composition, structure and operations
  2. to recommend the most beneficial ways to improve association governance effectiveness and further improve the performance of the organization

Outputs of the Board Evaluation

  1. A detailed assessment of the organization’s current governance structure and operating effectiveness
  2. Input on future opportunities, threats and direction from current organization leadership, Directors, Members, others
  3. A summary of current and trending industry governance best practices in the public, association, and not-for-profit sectors (whichever is relevant)
  4. Recommendations for improving Board structure, nominating and governance operating practices with the goal of increasing the organization’s governance and operating performance

Board Evaluation Steps and Process

  1. Governance Document review – by-laws and other Board governance documents including Board minutes; Corporate strategy documents; other documents that may provide insight
  2. Senior Management, Board Chair Facilitated Work Session
    • Goals:
      1. to identify issues and opportunities (SWOT);
      2. to agree/plan resources, roles and next steps
  3. Interviews – CEO, Chair, All/select Directors, select others
    • Goals: to understand a mix of relevant Board, member, other perspectives on:
      1. Board/Governance Expectations
      2. Perspectives on current Board performance
      3. Opportunities for future improvement
  4. Confidential Director Board Effectiveness Survey
    • Goal: to assess understanding and execution of the current Board role
    • Includes All Board, CEO, Leadership Team and others as appropriate
    • Executed via confidential electronic survey administered by Boardroom Metrics
  5. Board Meeting Audit
    • Goal: to observe actual governance execution
    • One or more Board meetings
  6. Industry Best Practices governance review
    • Goal: to identify trends and best practices in the Association and other relevant industries
    • literary review and outreach as required
  7. Presentation of Conclusions and Recommendations – present findings, recommendations and next steps

Timing: 8 – 10 weeks

For more information on the Boardroom Metrics Board Evaluation, email [email protected] or call 416-994-6552.

This link will take you to a summary of the key findings from recent governance assessments.