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Governance SIG: How to Repair a Toxic Board

A toxic board can derail your association from focusing on its mission-based work and advancing the strategies of the organization. This behavior can spread throughout the association resulting in personal and business repercussions. Is this fixable? While repairing a toxic board is not easy, it is important for both your staff and your association. This program provides insights from the Associations Now article, “How to Repair a Toxic Board,” published in October 2023, which outlined takeaways from the 2023 Report of the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission: Culture as the Foundation: Building a High-Performance Board. You will learn top strategies and proven approaches to immediately help positively shape boardroom culture; thereby enabling greater excellence in governance. Boards can adapt these concepts based on their needs with clear, actionable steps.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define an optimal board culture.
  2. Reinforce its culture and set behavioral norms.
  3. Address “major cultural fault lines”.
This program may be applied for 1.5 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.