Board Member Orientation: Strategies for Government Administrators
With every new board or council member, the face, personality, and skills of a government board change. The sooner that these newcomers are brought up to speed about the business of the organization, the sooner all will benefit from the abilities they possess. This manual is designed to help administrators provide effective, in-house orientation to rookie board members, and provides a structure through which specific issues and characteristics about each government organization can be discussed. The manual boasts a wide range of forms and worksheets to assist the busy administrator in setting up a customized program in his or her organization.
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What you should include
Timeline helps board members understand history
Help board members understand their roles and responsibilities
Sample Board Member Job Description
Meeting minutes provide insight into recent issues
and colleague relations
Prepare new board members for their first meeting
Participation is the key to improving board service 11i
Review and improve your orientation process regularly 12i
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