Providing a periodic opportunity for the
board to pay detailed attention to the firm’s corporate governance
framework, which can often be overshadowed by short-term business issues
during regular board meetings;
Testing directors’ knowledge of the business and its strategic situation;
Assessing the balance of skills, knowledge and experience on the board and its committees;
weakness that can be remedied by training and development, or the
introduction of additional or replacement board members;
Reviewing current board and committee working practices, and considering how to improve efficiency;
Reviewing the effectiveness of board’s strategic thinking and decision-making;
Providing an ongoing challenge to attitudes on boards with long-serving or dominant directors;
information for shareholders and other legitimate stakeholders
concerning the functioning of the board and overall approach to
The Board Evaluation Process
Selection of the external facilitator;
Planning of the evaluation process, including briefing the board;
Gathering of evidence by the external facilitator, typically using board governance analysis questionnaire;
Drafting of a board evaluation report by the external facilitator;
Delivery of the board evaluation report to the R&N and Board chairs;
Discussion of the board evaluation report by the entire board;
between the chairman and individual directors to discuss individual
director evaluations; meeting between the R&N Committee Chair and
the chairman to discuss the chairman’s personal evaluation;
Determination of a board development strategy by the board
Why IoD (K)?
The Institute of Directors (Kenya) is a recognized professional training services provider.
a member of the Africa Corporate Governance Network (ACGN) and a
partner of the International Finance Corporation, the Institute has
access to professionals drawn from all over the world.
The Institute has a pool of highly experienced facilitators offering world-class material delivery.