What is an Agenda?

An agenda is a roadmap for running an efficient and effective board meeting. The agenda gives the meeting structure, guiding focus from one topic to the next. An agenda is essential in that it keeps board meetings organized and action-oriented. Drafting the board meeting agenda is typically the responsibility of the board secretary. Board members may also coordinate with the secretary to request special additions to the board meeting agenda. Once the agenda is fully complete, it is passed to all members of the board so they can prepare for the meeting ahead. The board chair or president then guides the board meeting.

Elements of an Agenda

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