The board of directors of a company or non-profit gives strategic direction and evaluates the progress of the organization and examines and approves plans of actions. A successful board meeting typically is different for every company, but there are strategies that can stimulate discussions and spark collaboration to maximize every minute of the meeting.

The presiding officer calls the meeting to order at the set time. The presiding officer then calls the to order the attendees and verifies that a quorum is present. The board then scrutinizes the agenda and minutes of the previous meeting. Participants can ask for additions, deletions or amendments to the agenda or minutes.

During this part of the meeting, directors share their insights and opinions on issues or opportunities the board is contemplating. They weigh pros and pros, risks, costs and the potential for profit from every opportunity to make an informed choice on which options to explore.

Next, the board discusses possible strategies for achieving the company’s objectives. They then come up with a plan of action for the implementation of the strategies. This is an important aspect of the meeting to ensure that the business is on track to achieving its goals.

After the discussion after which all motions are put to the public vote. The number of votes cast favor and against each motion determines whether the motion is passed. If a motion is not approved, the meeting is adjourned.