Running board meetings efficiently and effectively is crucial in keeping board members interested and maximising the value of their time. It is crucial to plan ahead to ensure that the meeting is on time and that board members have the materials they need in advance. Using visual aids and presentations can help increase engagement and help in the discussion process by providing a clearer understanding of difficult issues.

Board members bring a wealth of knowledge to the table and are usually experts in their particular areas. It's crucial, however, to balance this knowledge with a sense of professionalism as well as a willingness to hear other opinions. This will help everyone get along, and lead to fruitful discussions which lead to productive decisions.

Start the meeting at the right time.

It is vital to ensure the efficiency of a board meeting, especially when it's a remote one. Starting the meeting on time sets the tone for the entire meeting and makes sure that all the important points are covered.

Verify that quorum exists

The the presiding officer will announce the roll of all attendees at beginning of the meeting. This includes staff, presiding officers, and other attendees. A meeting can't be held when a quorum is not present.

Approve the agenda, including the minutes from the previous meeting

The board will then review the minutes of the previous meeting following the approval of the agenda. This allows the board to consider any prioritizations or changes that must be made. The board can then move on to the following item of business.