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The Line between Oversight and Micromanagement - Methods to Keep Fellow Board Members Focused on Oversight

Interview with David Whitehead

The role of the board is strategic. Here’s how one credit union CEO and his board work to maintain the board’s focus on strategy rather day-to-day operations.

Youth Movement

Diversity on a board does not mean only racial diversity; it can also include age diversity. This case study highlights some of the cultural challenges one board faces when a young director joins the board.

Exceptional Board Meetings

Marge White

What makes an effective board meeting? Here are one board chair’s key indicators.

Virtual Board Meetings

The need for sharing information faster forces boards to find and adapt to new ways of communication. How should boards prepare themselves for new technology while still remaining effective in their decision-making?

Involving Former Board Members

This paper provides some ideas for demonstrating appreciation for a former board member’s commitment and service by inviting him or her to continue in a different capacity within the organization.

Boardroom Confidential

Board members must be willing to maintain confidentiality. This case study provides key steps to follow in the event that a director fails to do so.

Orientation

Every new elected member of the board needs thorough orientation to his role and to the expectations that the board places upon him. What are the key elements of effective orientation.

Mentor Your Way to Board Development

Lois J. Zachary

A board mentoring program can have powerful effects on directors’ leadership abilities.

Benefiting from Diversity

By understanding the power of diversity and by utilizing it appropriately, a board possesses the basic tools for creating a responsive and open-minded organization.

Persuading the Reluctant Board Candidate

Here’s what your board can do to attract talented director candidates.

Managing Board Member Complaints

Creating a culture of open communications can help to provide a forum for airing concerns and can help the board move toward ensuring accountability, integrity, and stability.

A Board Member's Code of Ethics

Jeffrey Defries

The board of directors should be held to the highest ethical standards to retain the trust of credit union member/owners. A written code of ethics provides the guidelines for the expected conduct of directors.

Conflicts of Interest

How an organization manages conflicts of interest affects all aspects of its operations. This brief article outlines how conflicts of interest can arise when a director’s personal interests collide with the organization’s best interests.

Creating a Board Development Plan

A good board development plan will promote board members' continuous growth and learning. What steps should your board take to develop a plan?

Revitalizing Your Board

Jameson A. Baxter

Although revitalizing the board through planned turnover, thoughtful recruitment, and inclusiveness is one of the biggest challenges a board faces, the rewards of introducing fresh perspectives and new energy are enormous.

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