What is a Board Effectiveness Review?
A Board or Governing Body oversees the work and strategic direction of an organisation. Every few years, a Review by an external body determines how well the Governing Body is performing, what it is doing well and where it can improve.
As well as being a statutory requirement, a Review provides assurance to all concerned that the quality of governance is as good as it can be and is working to the highest possible standard.
Alasdair Cant & Associates has worked as appointed external consultants for a number of Board Effectiveness Reviews in the Higher Education and Charity sectors.
Example of our approach
- Initial consultation with key players to confirm project plan.
- Prepare an Audit Tool and Qualitative Survey.
- Observe relevant Board or staff meetings
- Conduct desk research of relevant documentation/policies etc
- One-to-one qualitative interviews including former Governors or staff (if relevant).
- Draft report and recommendations for internal circulation and feedback.
- Presentation of report at Board Meeting with facilitated discussion to agree and approve action plan.
Who is it for?
A Board Effectiveness Review is usually commissioned by the Chair or Chief Executive of an organisation. The process involves all governors, trustees and staff and takes place over a number of months.
To discuss your requirements for a Board Effectiveness Review, please contact Helen Robbins on 01223 566794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org