The In Trust Center is committed to sharing learnings with its members. Through the In Trust Center’s current initiatives and over three decades of governance work, a collection of videos has been compiled to share with the greater membership.
Paul Dovre explains the essential elements of presidential assessment: (1) Clarity about the personal characteristics the board is looking for in the president. (2) The president's job description. (3) An instrument or instruments to do the assessment (anonymous surveys plus interviews with key people). (4) A meaningful narrative framed around the stated expectations. (5) Meaningful conversations first with the board and then with a close group that has particular responsibilities for the president's welfare. (6) A plan to go forward -- to care for the president and help the president continue to develop.