Friday, September 30, 2016

Must Meeting Minders

When I speak to heads of school, I am not amazed when they tell me that their board meetings may go on for hours . . . and hours. Be they committee meetings or board meetings, volunteers' precious time at meetings should not last more than an hour and a half with the understanding that some designated meetings may need more time. Here is some sage advice on the structure of a meeting.

  • Recognize a quorum
  • Calling meeting to order
  • Approve the agenda and minutes
  • Communication and reports
  • Old/new/Other business
  • Close the meeting"

To read more on this important skill read the full article from BoardEffect.

Also, I recommend that all meeting goers read Patrick Lencioni's book Death by Meeting.


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You have pointed out a very important issue which is often ignored during meetings. A proper structure should be created before conducting a meeting and the steps you have mentioned will be helpful.

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