Practices of High-Performing Boards: What the Best Boards Do Well

This seminar is designed for nonprofits that are eager to take their leadership to the next level of board performance. It is especially appropriate for boards that understand governance basics and want to accelerate their performance for greater mission impact.

Practices of High-Performing Boards: What the Best Boards Do Well


board performanceAs a result of attending this seminar, your board members will

  • discover tools and practices of exceptional boards and learn how to bring them into the boardroom
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of key governance principles that distinguish exceptional boards
  • cultivate shared understanding and appreciation that fosters mutual accountability and engagement around exceptional board practices
  • discuss and prioritize opportunities to implement lessons learned

Sample Agenda

Setting the Context for Performance


  • Organizational life cycle changes and impact on leadership capacity
  • Responsible vs. exceptional boards – What’s the difference?

Reframing the Work of the Board


  • Differentiating the fiduciary, strategic, and generative modes of governance
  • Beyond compliance: moving the board to higher purpose and performance

Practices and Principles that Power Exceptional Boards


  • Creating a culture of inquiry
  • Intentional board practices
  • Meetings that matter
  • Board engagement and dynamics
  • Accountability and measuring success

Action Planning


  • Dedicated time for small and large group work and next steps based on the days’ discussions
Schedule the Practices of High-Performing Boards: What the Best Boards Do Well seminar.
The fee for this seminar is $6,000 plus associated travel ($5,000 for organizational members).