Tips for Running a Successful Board Meeting

It doesn’t matter if it’s in person, or virtual, running successful board meetings requires careful planning and focus on the details. It’s also essential to create an environment that is productive for your meetings that allows your attendees engage in healthy debate and innovative ideas.

The chair of the board (typically the president or community association manager) is the person who will be in charge of the board meetings. Every board member should be given the chance to express their opinion or ask questions or raise concerns. Then, vote on the topic. This will ensure that there is no confusion in the future about what was discussed, voted on and ratified within the boardroom.

Define the ultimate purpose of each item

Make sure to provide an explanation of what each agenda item is meant to achieve in advance. This helps avoid confusing discussions or waste of time. It is helpful to check the box next to each item to identify whether it’s meant to inform, seek information, or reach a conclusion.

Don’t rush into an important decision.

Many boards feel they must make decisions quickly in order to appease homeowners who are unhappy or avoid the need to deal with an issue that could go away by itself however, this will set back your board and community. Fast decisions are often not well implemented and lack the input of experts.

Review Your Meetings at Least Every Year

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