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Board Development Committee

The Board Development Committee is commissioned by and responsible to the Board of Directors to assume the primary responsibility for matters pertaining to Board of Director’s recruitment, nominations, orientation, training, and evaluation in accordance with the by-laws of the organization as well as established policies and practices approved by the Board of Directors.

  1. Appointments of the Chair and members of the Board Development Committee shall be made annually by the President of the Board with the advice and consent of the Board in accordance with the By-laws.

  2. The Chair of this Committee shall be a member of the Board of Directors.

  3. Other members of this committee shall be members of the Board of Directors, subject to the conditions stated in the by-laws.


  1. Study the current composition of the Board of Directors to determine current skills and experience; Identify skills and experience needed on the board.

  2. Recruit members to serve as members of the Board and develop a slate of directors for consideration by the membership at the annual meeting in accordance with selection/election procedures outlined in the by-laws. Review annually the procedures for Board recruitment.

  3. Develop an orientation and training plan for new board directors and assist in the planning of the Annual Board Retreat.

  4. Assist the Executive Committee in an annual board self-evaluation.

  5. Annually submit objectives as part of the planning and budgeting process.

  6. Annually evaluate its work as a committee and the objectives it has committed itself to and report on same to the Board of Directors.

  7. Report to the Board of Directors at regular meetings of the Board in a manner determined by the Board.  


Board Development Worksheets

Invitation Letter Draft to Board Prospects
Board Nominations Response Form
Board Director Position Description
Board of Directors Nomination Form
Board Application Form
Board Profile Worksheet  

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