An agenda for a board meeting is an agenda that outlines the things to be discussed, decided upon and approved at your next meeting. To design an effective agenda for a board meeting you need to understand your company’s requirements as well as the preferences of all its members. It is a document that should be designed in conjunction with other members to ensure the highest quality information, engagement and efficiency are achieved.
The board secretary should read the minutes of the previous meeting prior to calling the meeting to call it to order. This informs everyone of what they think about in relation to prior decisions and discussions and allows them to explore new topics more quickly.
This portion of the agenda will contain important updates from the main players in the room on a vast variety of subjects. Depending on the structure of your business the agenda may include reports by the executive director, finance director, or the program committee. Board members can also ask questions regarding these reports or any other news of interest.
This is the last spot where your board can reserve time to discuss any new business or issues they would like to discuss. This is a great opportunity to announce special announcements, send congratulatory messages or shout-outs. After that, your facilitator officially ends the meeting and announces the date of the next one.