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Resource Center: Board Evaluations

Public companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) are required to disclose how their boards address evaluations and include directives around committee evaluations in key committee charters. Companies of all types, however, have recognized the importance of evaluations as part of a larger strategy of continuous improvement for the board, committees, and individual directors. This resource center is a repository for all NACD content, services, and events related to the issue of board evaluation. Here, you will find practical guidance, tools, and analyses on how to initiate and effectively implement evaluation processes within your boardroom. For additional materials related to board evaluation, please see NACD’s Resource Center on the Nominating and Governance Committee.

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NACD Facilitated Board Evaluations 

NACD's Board Advisory Services facilitates evaluations by experienced, active directors who understand the nuances of the boardroom. Our facilitators lead team-building engagements that produce action plans and demonstrate to shareholders that proactive steps were taken. Options include:

  • Director Self-Evaluations,” a program that empowers directors to confidentially assess his or her engagement and contributions to the board.
  • Full Board Evaluations,” a comprehensive review of the core competencies of an exemplary board, with individual interviews providing candid and confidential feedback.
  • Director 360° Evaluations,” a program designed to facilitate peer assessments to ensure that board members are individually and collectively performing as a strategic asset to the company.
  • Effective Committees,” a  program to focus boards on  leading practices for the nominating and governance committee.
  • Board Committee Evaluations,” a service that enables committees to benchmark against leading practices, create baseline metrics, and define key performance indicators.

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