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CEO Evaluation

 You can now access our best-practice CEO evaluation online! 

Our evaluation is the product of years of experience and research. Our survey questions have been designed to test for CEO effectiveness in organizational leadership, relationships, and leading by long-established best practices and principles.

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What You Get

Your CEO Performance Scorecard pinpoints exactly what part of the CEO’s organizational leadership is strong, and those that may not be.

You also get results of your CEO’s effectiveness in:

  • Overall operational effectiveness
  • Following the key governance principles any CEO should excel at and live out
  • Forging strong internal and external relationships

Your Results Include

  • An overall CEO Performance Scorecard highlighting the CEO’s performance
  • A comprehensive report
  • Segmented data – compare the differences and similarities in how the CEO, board and management team rate the CEO (optional)
  • Explanations, charts and detailed findings based on our best practices questionnaires
  • Full reporting of any custom questions you choose to add to our base set of diagnostic questions
  • Comments and suggestions made by those who filled out the survey

Frequently Asked Questions


Our Organization Does Not Have a CEO – We Have an Executive Director.  Can We Still Use This Product?

Yes!  We use the term “CEO” generically.  The CEO Evaluation Solution is designed to evaluate the senior most leader in the organization – regardless of their title—CEO, CAO, Executive Director, General Manager, or otherwise, this tool will work for you. 

Who Administers the Evaluation(s)?

Typically, the staff person responsible for governance at your organization, or the VP HR will act as the administrator in partnership with the Governance Committee or Board Chair.

Who Takes Part in the Evaluation(s)?

This depends on the organization and the evaluation being conducted.  Most organizations conduct a 360o which includes the board members and the management team (the CEO’s directs reports) in the evaluation process. 

Can We Customize the Questionnaires?

Yes and no!  The core, best practice, research-based questions are not intended to be varied and will provide robust, comprehensive results and scorecards for your use.  Maintaining consistency in these questions allows Governance Solutions to provide your organization with better objectivity and context to your results.  You are welcome to add a few further questions tailored to your own situation and issues.

Is Our Information Confidential and Secure?

Yes.  All data is reported in aggregate and is kept confidential.  Even your administrator is not able to view individual results.  All of our online products subscribe to the highest levels of security.  All data is housed on Canadian servers.

Is There Support if I Have a Problem?

Yes.  Your administrator should be able to handle any routine technical problems you may encounter, like providing login and password information, how to complete a survey, timelines for completion, etc.  For those times when support is needed beyond the routine, Governance Solutions can be reached at 1-888-698-3971 between the hours of 9:00 and 5:00 EST or by email anytime at

Who Gets to See the Results?

Each organization makes this decision based on its CEO and circumstances.  Typically, the HR & Compensation Committee, Board Chair, and of course the CEO, sees the full report.  In some organizations, the full Board sees an executive summary, in others, they see the full report.  Some CEOs share their report with the management team members who took part in the survey, while others choose not to.  This should be decided in consultation with the CEO.

When Do We Get to See the Results?

This is a decision each organization makes.  Results are provided to the administrator by Governance Solutions once all respondents have completed their surveys.  This occurs immediately after the administrator closes the evaluation with a simple click of a button.  The administrator will provide reports to respondents based on your organization’s evaluation workplan.  For example, some organizations have the administrator provide the report directly to the CEO, Board Chair, and the HR & Compensation Committee simultaneously.  Others may choose to do this differently depending on their circumstances.    

Can We Have a Governance Solutions Consultant Give Us Recommendations Based on our Results?

Yes, at an additional cost.  Customized recommendations and governance action plans are available and affordable.  Contact us directly for a quote.

What Does It Cost?

CEO Evaluation $1295 (per use)

The CEO Evaluation Solution is also available in Board Connex Premium™, a comprehensive board portal which comes complete with a comprehensive Board evaluation suite, a CEO evaluation, and a number of other governance tools, from $7500 per year.

All fees are exclusive of applicable taxes.

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