High-performing boards are also high-performing teams. However, just like other types of teams, boards can be challenging. At times, collaboration can lead to innovative, amazing solutions that one person alone could not have created. On the other hand, boards can get caught up in ineffective conflict, resentment, and decreased effectiveness. In this workshop, we will explore the research and best practices on leading teams and how that applies to library boards. We will examine what makes teams effective and successful, and what makes them fall flat. You will have the opportunity to analyze your board to determine how it can become more effective and successful. You will leave with an action plan for your next steps to making your board into a high-performing team.
- Understand the behaviors and practices of successful teams and boards
- Learn research-based advice to make your trustee board more effective
- Create an action plan to begin the process of helping your board become more effective