Board Development – Professional Growth Systems

Board Development

I gained a clear understanding of management and board roles. I will feel more confident to participate fully in our meetings.”

Manillaq Board of Directors

Good governance results in great organizations

What is good governance?

A board of directors has a responsibility to the shareholders, customers and other stakeholders to assure that the organization they represent and lead is healthy. Is your board practicing good governance? Or does your board struggle with these issues:

  • Micro-management
  • Ineffective meetings
  • Inability to understand financial and other reports
  • Unclear policies

We have a set of tools that clearly define the role of board vs. management and effectively teach your board how to carry out their role effectively.

What is at stake?

Without good tools and a clear understanding of their role, organizations suffer.  It may be as simple as the organization not operating as effectively and efficiently as it can. Or it may be as drastic as the organization closing its doors.  Governance is that essential.

Are you interested in improving your governing board? We have many options to help. From free articles to on-line courses to facilitated trainings, we have the tools for your board to succeed.

Below are links to our most popular offerings. We also encourage you to ask us a question and to visit our sister website, for additional information.

Robert’s Rule of Order

We offer a useful guideline to this often-misunderstood meeting management tool. To receive your copy as well as other valuable tools and learning for governing boards, sign up for our BoardGrowth monthly newsletter. We will forward our article on Robert’s Rules of Order to your e-mail address.

Micromanagement Assessment

Micromanagement is a critical issue that plagues many organizations. Our assessment helps you to identify your organization’s risk. We will send you tools and information based on your responses to coach you through ridding your board of micromanaging. Take the online assessment.

Board Meeting Agenda Template Sample

We have found that this simple tool is one of the most sought after by boards. Click here to view and download a sample for a board meeting agenda that you use as a template to create your board meeting agendas. View a Governing Board Agenda Sample.

how can we help you?

Contact us at the Consulting WP office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.

“Working with John Gregoire and the team at Professional Growth Systems has been a game-changer as we’ve revamped our strategic plan for 2024-2029. John has been hands-on, engaging with everyone from our Board, to our Executive Team, to our frontline staff and community stakeholders. He helped our agency articulate our strengths and identify areas for growth.

Professional Growth Systems didn’t just run workshops—they created environments where we could ask tough questions and have real conversations as a team. Their tailored approach allowed us to set a pace that felt right for our agency, not rushing decisions but making steady progress towards goals.

Even after finalizing our plan, John has continued to provide support and guidance as we move toward implementation. I highly recommend Professional Growth Systems—they’re more than just facilitators; they’re invaluable partners in our journey.”

Robin Dempsey
Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Social Services