Table of contents :
Selection of Directors
- 1. What are the requirements for electing or appointing directors?
- 2. What should the size and composition of the board be?
- 3. Do the board and its committees have mandates or charters?
- 4. Has the board established position descriptions for board roles?
- 5. What skills and experience does the board need in its directors?
- 6. What personal qualities and behavioural skills does the board need in its directors?
- 7. What skills, experience and personal qualities should board and committee chairs have?
- 8. How are potential directors identified?
- 9. How should prospective directors be approached?
- 10. What references and background checks are appropriate?
Director Orientation and Development
- 11. How does the organization develop directors as effective board members?
- 12. What are the principal types of governance assessment?
- 13. How should board members be involved in governance assessments?
- 14. What techniques and support may be used when conducting an assessment?
- 15. What should be evaluated when the effectiveness of the board and its committees is assessed?
- 16. What should be evaluated when the effectiveness and contribution of individual directors and chairs is assessed?
- 17. How should assessment results be disclosed to members and other stakeholders?
- 18. How should a board act on the results of board and committee assessments?
- 19. How should under-performing directors or chairs be dealt with?
- 20. How often should governance assessments occur?
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