At the Board Table
At the Board Table is a way for your board to have a 15-30 minute “board development” item on your agenda. Boards that take time to discuss how they will work together generally find their common work at the board table to be easier and more effective.
It’s possible to consider this section as an individual board member, but it is much more effective if the entire board engages in the discussion. Working as a team is improved when boards come to a common understanding of ground rules and responsibilities.
- Add a development item to your next board meeting agenda.
- Open the presentation by clicking above or download the presentation to your computer to view offline by right-clicking the link above and "save as" to your local hard drive.
- Review the presentation with your entire board. Presentations are divided into:
- Real-world scenario facing school board members
- Possible responses a board member might give
- Consequences of each response
- Process for whole board discussion
- Once you’ve completed the discussion, complete and return the form on the last page of the facilitators guide to receive credit for Better Boardsmanship points.
Better Boardsmanship Points
If your board team conducts one of these discussions at your board table, each participant will earn two Better Boardsmanship points per session (up to a maximum of 10 points per person).