Some Tips for a Successful Board Self-Examination
“I’ve seen them facilitated by staff, and it almost always fails because the staff is busy trying to push [the board] in a certain direction. It’s not intentional and it’s not manipulative; it’s just that they see things from a very different perspective,” Bobowick says.
She recommends turning to an outside, objective person like a consultant or a third party from the community. “Somebody that can play sort of a facilitator role and not take any of it personally, and also not have a vested interest in the outcome,” she adds.