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Managing a board meeting starts long before the board meeting itself. For a board administrator, a board portal saves time and energy because it electronically files all important documents. A board portal stores bylaws, meeting minutes, compliance documents, audits, directors’ and officers’ questionnaires, and more.

For the chairman of the board, they need to be decisive and authoritative in tone and body language, keeping the meeting in control. A skilled board chair sums up the ideas of board directors as they voice their ideas and concerns to support the director and clarify their perspectives.

Board Meeting Minutes Rules and How to Remain Compliant

The meeting minutes are also called the record or the journal. Laws for recording meetings…

How Board Directors Should Prepare for a Board of Directors Meeting

It’s in everyone’s best interests for the board of directors meeting to be run efficiently…

Utilizing Board Meeting Best Practices

Board directors carve out time from their busy schedules to attend board meetings with the…

How Boards Can Rethink the Annual Agenda

Annual board meetings take on various types and shapes. One thing that’s common for all…

Board Agenda Best Practices

Setting a board agenda has become so routine, few corporate secretaries think…

What Is the Proper Board Meeting Etiquette?

The very nature of board meetings requires board directors to participate in discussion, debate and…

How Can the Board of Directors Run an Effective Meeting?

Effective board meetings are those that leave board directors walking out the door thinking, “We…

The Best Practices for Board Meetings

Best practices for board meetings take on more of a one-size-fits-most than a one-size-fits-all approach.

How Do Corporate Governance Structures in Canada Differ From Those in the United States?

Corporate governance is the relationship between shareholders, board directors and managers in…

What Are the Legal Requirements for Board Minutes?

The answer to what the legal requirements are for board meeting minutes…