Strong boards operate at precisely the right altitude helping set strategies, acting as governors and fiduciaries, and allowing organizational staff to do what they do best – execute. Board Design engagements also help to ensure the right leadership is in the room, and that internal board processes and procedures are efficient, productive, and healthy.
At present, there are very few high-functioning Boards of Directors working in the mission-driven sector. Once they’ve gone through OE’s comprehensive Board Development services, however, your Directors wil collectivelyl possess the key attributes of a high functioning governing and fiduciary body.
Through the process, your Board will find internal alignment and cohesion around their roles and their organization’s strategic goals, understanding their role in the greater organization, and how they can use their talents to accomplish your mission without overstepping. They’ll find a healthy internal balance and diversity among talents, expertise, and background for future board members and they’ll also learn how to engage with the CEO or Executive Director in greater harmony, eliminating any unnecessary tension through clear responsibilities. And, as the overarching governing body, they’ll learn how to help measure performance against your big picture, strategic goals.
In short, the Board of Directors will become an enhancement to their organization’s mission, and ultimately to the lives of crucial stakeholders.