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The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce policy manual describes the purpose and objective of specific operations, activities, services and governance. Provides policy direction on chamber affiliations, antitrust, apparent authority, awards selection, board and staff commitment, board member orientation, code of conduct, code of ethics, committees, confidentiality, conflict of interest, consent agenda, corporate communications, disaster management, diversity, endorsements and affinity programs, executive committee meetings, executive compensation, financial transparency, harassment and discrimination, insurance coverage and liquor liability, logo usage, meeting attendance and minutes, moonlighting, media coverage, purchasing, records retention, social media, strategic planning, website privacy, and whistleblower guidelines.
This article suggests ways to redesign board meeting agendas as a way to make meetings more productive and efficient.
Purpose: To expedite the conduct of routine business during board meetings in order to allocate more meeting time to discussion and action on substantive issues.
Example of a Board Agenda that includes a Consent Agenda section, allowing the Board to package routine committee reports, Board meeting minutes, and other non-controversial items not requiring discussion or independent action as one agenda item.
Example of a Board Agenda that includes a Consent Agenda section, with committee reports, minutes and financials passed in the Consent Agenda section. The Charlevoix Area Chamber of Commerce found that by moving these items to the end of their meetings (previously the first item), has allowed for the start of each meeting to be filled with the new business and continuing business items. This keeps each meeting fresh, and allows for plenty of discussion time for those items as well as keeping the board focused on the future and working on items listed in our Strategic plan. Therefore, the time for Board meetings is more efficient and productive.