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The Governance Institute offers templates governance support professionals can use to help their boards with everything from meetings to evaluations.

Our template collection includes samples of basic job descriptions, committee charters, meeting agendas, performance evaluations, strategic planning tools, guidelines and policies, and much more. We will be adding to this collection on a regular basis. If there is a sample or template that you would like to have that is not included in this collection, contact The Governance Institute at (877) 712-8778 or, and we can send you additional samples upon request.

Board Development Materials

Board Development Materials

Assessment Questionnaires for Individual Board Members

Board Attendance and Participation

Board Chairperson Performance Evaluation

Board Development Plan

Board Leadership Position Descriptions

Board Member Annual Processes

Board Member Departure Checklist

Board Member Education Gaps Survey

Board Member Profile and Continuing Education Record

Board Members’ Role in Philanthropy/Fundraising

Board Skills Matrix

Board Succession Planning Grid
Board Talent Management Matrix

Board Work and Education Plan

Board Work and Education Plan: Governance Committee

CEO Multi-Rater Performance Evaluation

CEO Performance Evaluation

CEO Performance Evaluation (Independent Health System or Parent Organization)

CEO Performance Evaluation (Subsidiary Hospital)

Characteristics of a High Performing Board Member

Competency-Based Selection Guidelines for Boards of Directors

Continuing Board Education Schedule

Curriculum/Structure of an Orientation Program

Education Program for Committees and the Board

Education Session Agenda

Getting at the Right Questions: Finance Committee

Getting at the Right Questions: Quality Committee

Governance Decision Authorities Matrix

Governance Effectiveness Action Plan

Individual Board Member Development Plan

Intentional Governance Assessment

Leadership Criteria for Physicians, Board Members, and Executives

New Board Member Evaluation

Onboarding, Orientation, and Continuing Governance Education Plan for Health System Affiliates

Personal Board Leadership Development Plan

Pre-Retreat Board Questionnaire

System Board Education Task Force Charter

System Communication Improvement Strategies and Timeline

Worksheet: Keeping Boards Engaged between Meetings