Organizations often invest tons of effort in recruiting new board members but gloss over orientation. Given recruitment generally occurs year-round – directors come onto a board while it’s in state of play. You don’t want to lose board meeting productivity every time a new recruit arrives.
A little time spent onboarding new members, can pay off quickly in how effectively directors contribute in their first year. Before new directors attend their first meeting, provide a good briefing and orientation on how to prepare for and participate in Board meetings, committees and vital decisions of the organization. Director ramp up can be relatively easy, especially if you are using a board portal, here are five tips for best director engagement.
Have other tips for effectively engaging new directors? Please share your ideas – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suite 1090, 1090 West Georgia Street
Vancouver BC Canada V6E 3V7
Suite 450, 1733 H Street
Blaine Washington USA 98230