Board Chair Performance Evaluation

No individual board member has more influence on board culture and performance than the board chair.  Yet, most boards do not conduct formal performance evaluations of their chairs.  Effective boards strive to oversee their chairs; while ineffective boards are controlled by them.  Periodically assessing board chair performance can help board's oversee their chairs and make a good chair even better. Board chair performance evaluation is a governance best practice.  In this webinar governance expert Jamie Orlikoff reviews the rationale for board board chair evaluation, and outlines the step by step process for establishing an effective and productive board chair evaluation process.


Jamie Orlikoff is president of Orlikoff & Associates, an international consulting firm specializing in health care governance and leadership, strategy, quality, organizational development, and risk management. He is the National Advisor on Governance and Leadership to the American Hospital Association and Health Forum.  Jamie has been involved in leadership, quality, and strategy issues for over thirty years.  He has consulted with hospitals and health systems in eleven countries, and since 1985 has worked with hospital and system governing boards to strengthen their overall effectiveness and their oversight of quality, safety and strategy.  He has worked extensively on improving the relationships between boards, medical staffs, and management.  He is the author of 15 books and over 100 articles and has served on hospital, college, and civic boards. Jamie has served as a member of the Virginia Mason Health System Board in Seattle, WA, and chair of their Governance Committee.