Board or Committee Chair Responsibilities

The chair's duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following;
The Chair shall:

  1. In consultation with the Executive Director, CEO or other board or committee members, schedule dates, times and location for meetings
  2. Ensure meeting are called and held in accordance with the organizations’ mandate, terms of reference or by-laws
  3. In consultation with the Executive Director or CEO, and/or other board or committee members establish and confirm an agenda for each meeting
  4. Ensure the meeting agenda and relevant documents are circulated to the members of the committee 3-5 days in advance of the meeting
  5. Officiate and conduct meetings
  6. Provide leadership & ensure committee members are aware of their obligations and that the committee complies with its responsibilities
  7. Ensure there is sufficient time during the meeting to fully discuss agenda items
  8. Ensure that discussion on agenda items is on topic, productive and professional
  9. Ensure minutes are complete and accurate, retained, included and reviewed at the next meeting
  10. Chair in camera meetings as required

Note: If your Board or Committee is of a more formal nature, brush up on your parliamentary procedures