“Effective boards plan their board agendas wisely. The intent is to address all necessary business at their regular business meeting. Board director time is valuable, so it’s important to cover as much ground as possible during regular meetings. Unfortunately, even the best-laid plans don’t always work like clockwork. Occasionally, something comes up that requires boards’ immediate attention. That’s the time when boards petition for a special meeting. Special meetings have special rules, and it’s important that board members know the rules and follow them precisely.”
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