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Comprehensive Presidential Assessment

The Comprehensive Presidential Assessment service guides boards, presidents, and chancellors in planning and conducting an extensive process that examines the relationship among presidential goals and performance, stakeholder engagement, and overall institutional success. The process is designed to facilitate an evaluation that ideally should take place every three to five years and builds on annual assessments of presidential performance. It might be timed to a contract renewal or to some other specific benchmark.

Presidential and Board Assessment

When presidents and boards work together in a collaborative and complimentary way, there is very little that can’t be done. The Presidential and Board Assessment service combines a Board Performance Assessment and a Comprehensive Presidential Assessment. It is designed for boards and presidents who value joint periodic review of the effectiveness of their working relationships.

Board Assessment

The Board Assessment service is designed to strengthen relationships, build trust, and improve individual and organizational effectiveness.  It provides boards with an opportunity to step back from the preoccupations of regular board business, candidly review their performance, and develop action steps to strengthen the work of the board.

A Board Assessment can help establish:

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