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Winning Board Culture

Reflecting on this year’s March Madness tournament, I am struck by the parallels between our athletic teams and governing boards. It is the work of the team—and the skills and talents of...

Consequential Agendas Make for Highly Effective Committees

Among the many boards I have worked with as an AGB consultant, one of the most frequent concerns I hear is that their committees area not as effective as they would like. One look at their agendas...

Trustees and Organizational Development: Making It Personal

In April 2016, my institution launched an innovative year-long leadership development program that included the president, the president’s leadership team, and 20 other senior administrators...

When Best Practices Are a Bad Idea

AGB recently released AGB recently released Strategic Thinking and Planning in Higher Education: A Focus on the Future, a portion of which is excerpted below. Click here to purchase the full...

The Guardians: A New Initiative from AGB

College and university trustees have not traditionally been engaged in the national discourse about the enduring contributions of higher education to our nation’s prosperity writ large and to...

Exceptional Initiative: 2016 AGB John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership Recipients

AGB’s John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership, now in its second year, recognizes governing boards that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and initiative. This award is named after a...

Embracing a Culture of Evidence

Higher education is awash with requests and demands to provide data that demonstrate effectiveness and efficiency throughout the enterprise, known by some as a "culture of evidence." As...

The Importance of a Strategic Board

Just as every institution of higher education is unique, so are the boards that lead them. Still, there are some characteristics of boards more significant than others. Composing and engaging a...

Strategic Planning Retreat for a Private Catholic University [Case Study]

AGB Consulting offers a number of areas of service to advance the work of your board and your institution.  Below is a short case study from a Catholic University (with 22+ board members) about...

The Power of Board Culture: Asset or Barrier

The significance of board culture--the norms that define acceptable behavior by trustees and how to improve them--has become a popular notion recently, but the concept is not new. The momentum behind...
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