Evaluation and Assessment FAQ

Evaluation and Assessment FAQ

In general, we use 6 differing approaches to board assessment and evaluation: governance reviews, online surveys and questionnaires, personalized interviews, meeting observations, cultural analysis, and facilitated dialogue using differing tools and methods. We are adept at understanding which approach and tool works best with a specific board based on where they are in their governance journey.

Yes! We have the only Boardroom Culture Solution® designed to analyze underlying cultural issues toward making lasting and positive cultural changes at this significant level of the organization.

It’s really deep! We have been conducting board performance evaluations for dozens of years. Using a combination of approaches and coaching techniques, we have assisted hundreds of boards and thousands of individual directors to learn and grow in their ability to oversee the organizations they serve.

Yes! We are known for our capacity to see beyond the numbers to the meaning that lies beneath. And, for having the credibility, tact, diplomacy and candour for communicating results. Reporting results is only the beginning. All of our evaluations include recommendations for next steps in all facets of the assessment, be they governance structure, process, behaviour or culture.

Yes! As experts in corporate governance, evaluation and assessments, we are known for our innovative thinking and using customized methods that meet the unique needs of our clients. Working with you, together we will determine the most effective means of approaching your evaluation based on where your organization is on its governance journey and where it aspires – and needs – to be.

Yes! Our comprehensive reporting of results, recommendations and actionable work plans help you ensure that the efforts of time and money that you invest in the evaluation and assessment process add real value to your organization.

Yes! We have been gathering benchmarks in the areas of board, chair, committee, committee chair, individual Director peer and self, and CEO evaluations for a number of years – where we have benchmarks that fit with your context, we provide these in conjunction with the evaluation.

Yes! We are widely recognized for our experience and objectivity in providing reliable and actionable governance opinions to organizations based on independent evaluation, assessment and rigourous research and analysis. We will be open, direct, honest, practical and helpful.

Yes! We stay abreast of governance practices, trends and changes and the implications of those changes in order to professionally and confidently conduct governance best practice reviews and assessments.