As a part of your role with Kootenay Family Place, we would like to elicit your feedback on how well the board has been fulfilling its governance duties and leadership role. The following information is intended to provide a snapshot of how well the board is working in the following areas: Board performance, Board conduct, Board relationship with Executive Director, your performance as an individual Board member, and areas of Board improvement. Your individual answers are confidential and the information provided will only be presented in aggregate form, no individual identifying information or names will be used. Your input is extremely valuable and appreciated.
KFP has a strategic plan and/or clear set of long range goal and priorities.
The board has an active role in the development of the organization's strategic plan/long range goals and priorities.
The board's meeting agenda clearly reflects the strategic plans or priorities.
The board gives direction to the ED(s) on how to achieve the organization's strategic goals through policy and other non-operational directives.
The board has created or reviewed key governance policies and/or job descriptions (e.g. Board Chair, director roles, committees)
The board ensures that the organization's accomplishments and challenges are communicated to members and stakeholders.
Board members are aware of what is expected of them.
The agenda of the board meetings is well planned so that we are able to get through all of the necessary board business.
It seems like most board members come to meetings prepared.
The board receives written reports, board materials and minutes in advance of the meetings.
All board members participate in important board discussions.
Board members do a good job encouraging and dealing with different points of view.
The board assesses it's composition and strengths in advance of recruiting new board members in order to ensure board members are strategically recruited.
Board members have some interaction with external stakeholders.
The board plans and leads the orientation process for new members.
The board has a plan for director education and further board development.
There is a clear understanding of where the board's role ends and the Executive Director's begins.
There is good two-way communication between the board and the Executive Director .
The board has discussed and communicated the kinds of information and level of detail it requires from the ED on what is happening in the organization.
The board has developed a formal process for evaluating the ED and follows through annually.
I have a good record of meeting attendance.
I read the minutes and other documents in advance of our board meetings.
I have read, signed, and understand the Conflict of interest policy and Code of Ethics.
I feel that I am contributing to the board.
I feel welcome to speak up, ask questions and encourage other members to do the same.
I maintain confidentiality on all board decisions and business.
I understand the lines of authority and know how to respond if approached by a KFP employee.
When I have a different opinion than the majority, I raise it.
I support board decisions once they are made, even if I do not agree with them.
I promote the work of the organization in the community whenever I get a chance to.
I stay informed about issues relevant to our mission and bring information to the attention of the board.