Evaluating and Improving your Executive Director’s Performance


As low as $49 per board member (based on a 10-member board)

Is your board’s Executive Director feeling like they’re overworked? Is a lack of direction leading to unfinished business and missed opportunities? In this course, you will learn how to assess the Executive Director role and further define their responsibilities so that realistic goals can be met.


The executive director plays an integral role in fulfilling the mission and fueling growth and success of your organization. They rely on the Board to provide oversight and direction. The most common way to accomplish this is through the performance assessment process backed by governing policy. It is important that the assessment identify and commend strong performance and significant accomplishments as well as to identify and critique performance that requires improvement. This approach will help ensure strong and effective leadership. 

With this course you will receive a detailed 11-page governance guide, 20-minute video training module and a sample governing policy you can start using today to build your own performance assessment and evaluation process that will further help define your Executive Director’s role and responsibilities.

What You'll Learn

  • What the evaluation process looks like
  • Setting performance expectations
  • Assessing the performance of the Executive Director
  • Presenting and interpreting the results of a performance assessment
  • How to integrate performance-based compensation for the Executive Director
  • How to improve performance going forward


About your instructor: Darrell Kuhn

DJ (Darrell) Kuhn, author of The Boardroom Blueprint, is a noted leader and visionary with a successful career in an executive leadership and a member of Atlantic Business Magazine’s prestigious CEO Hall of Fame. He has been an exemplary community volunteer and board member in roles for many organizations over the last 30 years including the Chamber of Commerce; United Way; Food Banks; Canadian Mental Health Association; Diabetes Association; Rotary Clubs and various Business Developmental Agencies.

A strong advocate for local non profit organizations, Darrell recognizes the profound impact on the communities they serve. He believes that the creation of a strong governance structure and leadership capacity, significantly impacts the effectiveness, brand and reputation of any organization. This passion and experience has positioned Darrell as a foremost expert in effective board governance and leadership.

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4 Lessons