Director FAQs and Essentials

Virtual Board Meetings FAQ

By NACD Staff


Remote Work Board Operations Meeting Planning

In brief: The COVID-19 virus disrupted meeting patterns across the world, impacting the boardroom in multiple ways. When governments restricted travel, directors still needed to convene and discuss critical and everyday business items. This need gave rise to the use of virtual meeting platforms. Many boards and their corporate secretaries were required to engage in a rapid learning process to make the switch from in-person to virtual. For some boards, virtual-only meetings have become the new norm. This Director FAQ provides guidance for making virtual board meetings as effective as in-person meetings. 

This resource can help your board: 

  • Identify key practices to run an effective virtual meeting
  • Understand legal considerations
  • Consider new formats for meeting minutes

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