PRESIDENT’S REPORT: Anatomy of a Board Meeting

March 2008
by Florrie Binford Kichler

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Ever wonder what really goes on in our association’s board of directors meetings? What do we talk about? What does a director actually do?

Everyone on your volunteer board of directors gives time generously all year long on your behalf, with the bulk of work taking place in individual committees outside formal meetings. However, four times a year—three times face to face and once by teleconference—the board meets as a group to chart the direction of our organization. The in-person meetings last one-and-a-half days, and one of those meetings is held in conjunction with a Mini-University presented by your board in partnership with an affiliate group.

Each meeting requires a written agenda that is set about two weeks in advance. What follows is a trip inside the boardroom through the high points of our November 2007 meeting, which included a Mini-University in partnership with the Arizona Book Publishers Association…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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