Board Skills Assessment
This self-assessment tool covers the skills that are important to the efficient and effective function of the board of directors. Please rank yourself on each item based on your current skill level or experience. All questions are answered anonymously as responses will be shared to show respondents how they fit into the mix.
Professional Director Skills
These skills focus on functional areas that are used by directors in their work on the board to fulfill the duties of a board member.
Risk & Compliance - Identify key risks to the organization related to each key area of operations. Ability to monitor risk and compliance and knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Strategy - Ability to identify and critically assess strategic opportunities and threats to the organization. Develop strategies in context to our policies and business objectives.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Financial & Audit - Experience in accounting and finance to analyze statements, assess financial viability, contribute to financial planning, oversee budgets, and oversee funding arrangements.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Public Presence - Experience in public speaking, delivering messages to individuals and groups, networking, and representing the organization. Demonstrates good manners and proper etiquette for the situation.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Policy Development - Ability to identify key issues for the organization and develop appropriate policy parameters within which the organization should operate.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Executive Management - Experience in evaluating performance of senior management, and oversee strategic human capital planning. Experience in industrial relations and organizational change management programs.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Technology - Knowledge of IT Governance including privacy, data management and security.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Interpersonal Skills
These skills are used by board members in their interactions with other board members, constituents, and the public.
Ethics and Integrity - Understand role as director and continue to self educate on legal responsibility, ability to maintain board confidentiality, declare any conflicts.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Contribution - Ability to constructively contribute to board discussions and communicate effectively with management and other directors.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Leadership - Make decisions and take necessary actions in the best interest of the organization, and represent the organisation favorably. Analyze issues and contribute at board level to solutions.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Diversity of thought - Open-minded, willing to think beyond normal boundaries. Avoids "group-think" or going along with the crowd.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Good Listener - Demonstrates active listening skills.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Thoughtful - Gives careful consideration to thoughts and ideas.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Articulate - Speaks well. Able to communicate thoughts and ideas verbally.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Innovative - Ability to introduce new ideas about accomplishing objectives; original and creative in thinking.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Crisis Management - Ability to constructively manage crises, provide leadership around solutions and contribute to communications strategy with stakeholders.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Negotiation - Possess excellent negotiation skills, with the ability to drive stakeholder support for board decisions.
No Skills
Very Skilled
Diversity and Other Aspects to Assess
Desired qualities to insure diversity and inclusion on the board of directors
Passion for the profession - Puts the good of the profession ahead of personal interest and shows desire to move the profession forward in an ethical manner.
It's OK
I live for this!
Current Leadership Roles - Demonstrates leadership in other roles in the organization, such as chapter leadership. Served in leadership roles in other organizations.
No Leadership Experience
Significant Leadership Experience
Knowledge of current issues - Demonstrates understanding of issues facing members of the profession. Keeps up to date on changing environment that impact organization and constituents.
No Knowledge
Very Informed
Previous Board Experience - The board's directors should have extensive director experience and have completed formal training in governance and risk.
No Experience
Significant and Varied Experience
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