E4.3 Board of Directors

Program Quality Standards Menu
Program Quality Standards The Program Quality Standards (PQS) are a tool to help Programs develop and increase quality of programmatic areas and overall operations. They help Programs identify what to focus on in order to provide athletes with the highest quality programming. Frequently Asked Questions
Program Quality Standards: Frequently Asked Questions The Program Quality Standards (PQS) are a tool to help Programs develop and increase quality of programmatic areas and overall operations. They help Programs identify what to focus on in order to keep moving forward.
Strategic Recruitment
Stage 1
Program actively seeks new Board members and educates Board on its role in supporting the annual, ongoing and long-term needs of the Program.
Stage 2
Program conducts regular assessment of Board diversity and skills and strategically recruits to ensure diversity and address skill gaps.
Stage 3
Program engages external expertise to support recruitment of diverse, qualified, and experienced Board members.
Effective Engagement
Stage 1
Board members are active, regularly attending meetings and events. Board has defined standing and ad hoc committees.
Stage 2
Board is actively meeting its fiduciary, oversight, strategic planning, fundraising and sustainability commitments to the Program. Board has active committees with written annual goals.
Stage 3
Program has a fully engaged and productive Board that guides the Program and brings in resources. All members are assigned to at least one committee based on expertise and/or interest.
Intentional Revitalization
Stage 1
Program ensures ongoing training and engagement opportunities for Board.
Stage 2
Board holds at least one retreat per year and develops members for leadership positions (e.g. officer, committee chair).
Stage 3
Board conducts individual member and full Board evaluations annually and has a succession plan for its leadership positions.