Board Governance

LRI helps Boards of Directors develop clarity about their role and that of management – and achieve higher levels of performance. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the need for Boards to engage in effective risk management. Our consultants can help your Board optimize its role and its performance.

Working with organizations of all types, we:

  • Train the Board to appreciate the Habits of High-Performing Boards and fundamental principles of effective governance e.g. unity of control.
  • Assess the current systems of board governance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Help the Board appreciate the pros and cons of different forms and models of governance.
  • Design and facilitate workshops to help the Board reach higher levels of effectiveness.
  • Create policies that define the Board’s governing principles, the delegations to staff, and the board’s strategic priorities.
  • Measure the Board’s performance and provide feedback so that it can continuously improve.
  • Provide coaching to Board leaders so they can excel in their roles.
  • Facilitate discussions and reach decisions about other aspects of governance e.g. the role of committees, guidelines for ethical behavior, definition of individual Board member responsibilities etc.

View our board governance consulting and board development case studies.

Check out examples of client experiences.

University of California Press

LRI helped us experience a real change in the way that we do planning and resolve problems. It made it possible for us to say exactly what we wanted to say, and for others to hear exactly what we said. Looking back, I wonder why we didn’t do this before.

California State Employees Association

LRI’s calm, yet firm leadership allowed everyone to be free in expressing their concerns. Their advice and guidance yielded unexpected strategic benefits.


I would encourage any CEO to go through this process. In a very short time, we were able to clarify our expectations and unify the staff around common goals. Now, we have consensus about the next steps we need to take and performance metrics that will let us know when we reach our goals. We’ve really moved forward as an organization.

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