As with most models of governance, the Complementary Model assigns responsibility for developing the board meeting agenda to the Chair. This does not mean that the CEO cannot have input into crafting the agenda. However, it does mean that the Chair, and not the CEO, has the authority and responsibility for deciding what will be discussed at the board meeting. At the meeting itself, consistent with common “Rules of Order,” all directors have an opportunity at the beginning of the meeting to add to or otherwise change the meeting agenda.
🖥️ Refer to our ‘Running Productive Meetings‘ course for more details on the role of the Chair at meetings