ERIC Number: ED497193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Managing Magnificent Meetings
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Trusteeship v13 n1 Jan-Feb 2005
Though trustees may communicate informally via telephone or e-mail, the board's formal meetings are the primary setting in which issues of great consequence are discussed and decided. That's why it is vital for those responsible for planning board meetings to be certain each meeting accomplishes the business at hand. Beyond common sense, planning in the world of trusteeship must take into account any laws the board may need to follow, the role of the board in the operation of the organization, and the responsibilities of the board officers, committees, and staff. This paper offers five simple ground rules: (1) Come to the meeting prepared; (2) Be ready for all to participate; (3) Stay focused on the agenda; (4) Start on time and stop on time; and (5) Come to closure. Topics discussed include: (1) Types of meetings; (2) Proper meeting space; (3) Leadership skills; (4) Managing people; and (5) Gaveling to a close. Tips on conducting satisfying meetings (Becky Christianson) and effective virtual meetings (Ron E. Smith and William R. Gruver) are also provided.
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Cooperative Planning, Trustees, Leadership Qualities, Interpersonal Relationship, Administrator Role, Financial Audits, Educational Finance, Strategic Planning, Interaction, Meetings, Governance
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.