COVID-19 and virtual meetings: ICSA Guidance

Published : 06/04/20 | Categories: Information & support |

The Governance Institute, ICSA, has produced a free guidance note on good practice for virtual board and committee meetings.

This is a key issue for voluntary sector as most boards and committees will have to meet virtually for the foreseeable future.

The purpose of the guidance is to offer a brief guide to the practical and legal issues that need consideration, and to offer insight into how virtual meetings can be made as effective as possible.

Key points covered in the guidance are:

  • Choosing the right technology and communication channel
  • Structuring virtual meetings and avoiding complexity
  • The value of preparation
  • Establishing ground rules for the meeting
  • Clear instructions on accessing the meeting
  • The necessity for good boardroom practices

Download the guidance

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