Mentoring is a governance best practice and helps with director onboarding and orientation. But mentoring isn’t just for new board members. Continuing and longtime board members also can benefit from entering into a mentoring relationship. In addition, the entire board can benefit from having a formal mentoring program. Mentoring can help a board:
- Build a pipeline for future officers (aka board succession planning)
- Provide continuous learning for all directors and
- Build engagement and trust among all board members.