Running More Effective Board Meetings


Are your board meetings productive, or do they get derailed easily with not much progress made? Do you know who the key stakeholders are at your meetings and what is expected of them? In this course, you will learn how to prepare, run and assess a more effective board meeting, while holding everyone at the table accountable to their roles.


Board meetings are one of the most important governance responsibilities for the board of directors. The effectiveness of the board meeting is imperative to a sound governance structure. All major decisions are made at the board meeting, meaning it is essential that they are governed in a highly effective manner. 

With this course you will receive a detailed 16-page governance guide, 20-minute video training module and a sample governing policy you can start using today to improve the effectiveness of your board meetings.

What You'll Learn

  • The most common reasons for ineffective board meetings
  • Best practices
  • How to prepare for a meeting
  • Setting a meeting agenda and holding board members accountable to procedures
  • Defining everyone’s role in the meeting
  • How to properly record meeting minutes
  • How to assess the quality of your meeting


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.


Course can be made available to your entire board.

6 Lessons