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- Personal and professional goals achievement
- Improved personal leadership, including work / life balance
- Increased accountability and focus
- Improved self-awareness and perspective
- Growth in leadership competency and capacity
- Better systems for priority management
At the first meeting of the committee one of the members said to the chair, “So what should we do this year?” The chair responded, “We don’t make up our own agenda. The board has assigned tasks that will help them advance the strategic plan.
Committees should be guided by a purpose statement or committee description. Frequently the board reviews the committees to consider their need and alignment with the strategic plan and year ahead. From there, short descriptions are adopted for each committee. The statements may documented in a policy manual of “guide to committee responsibilities.”
First committee meetings of the year? Start by setting ground rules as the foundation for involvement, processes and achieving outcomes. Discuss these perspectives with committee volunteers then make a list of agreed upon ground rules.
The board secretary said, “I’m passing around a sheet of notebook paper, please sign it for our records.” While signing in may not be a requirement, it is a good practice. Collecting signatures serves multiple purposes, including risk avoidance.
Committee reports can use up valuable time at board meetings. Directors sit through a litany of reports and updates; the average is 15 to 17 per meeting.