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Welcome to OnlineBoardEvaluations
by Leadership Advisor Group

Your board wants to evaluate itself but isn’t sure of the best questions.
Also, there is concern that board members won’t answer openly if the survey is administered internally.
We make the process easy, with professional questionnaires sent directly from us, and quick anonymized reporting.
Self-evaluate your board of directors easily, professionally.

Board Self-Evaluation

Regular, high quality board evaluations are important, not only for continuous improvement of your board’s performance, but also to maintain or improve your organization’s reputation among shareholders and other stakeholders. If your board is following your country’s latest corporate and foundation / non-profit governance guidelines, you will know that many countries recommend that the board self-evaluate its performance every year, and employs an external consultant to conduct a more in-depth, independent board evaluation approximately every third year.

We offer you a “hybrid” self-evaluation, meaning that instead of developing and running a survey internally, using valuable staff time and possibly compromising anonymity, we send your board members links to our proven questionnaires (or your own if you prefer), and provide a summary report with anonymous comments. You get an honest view of how your board is performing, quickly and professionally but without deeper, more expensive consulting help. This can be a perfect solution for meeting the board evaluation requirements within your country’s good governance guidelines. It is also a great solution for companies who have previously worked with Leadership Advisor Group, to self-evaluate using the same survey in order to compare with prior years.  

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OnlineBoardEvaluations specializes in online board of director self-evaluation questionnaires.  Our surveys are a service from our parent company Leadership Advisor Group, based on their many years of professional expertise conducting board evaluations for some of the top companies and foundations in UK and Scandinavia (see references and testimonials here).

Our questionnaires are specifically designed to match the UK, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish national recommendations on corporate governance. We also have questionnaires adapted for foundation (fond / stiftelse) and non-profit governance. We ensure our questionnaires are continuously updated to match the latest country guidelines for how to evaluate boards. 

We will help your board get feedback on nationally-recommended topics like whether it is putting enough time into thinking about strategy, whether it is aware of and monitoring risks, how strong the relationship is between the board and company management, and whether meetings are perceived to be effective.

Surveys can also include different levels of depth on performance of committees, chairman and vice chairman / Senior Independent Director (SID) / deputy or co-chairperson, and anonymized peer-to-peer evaluation of individual board members. We are experienced in covering a range of topics that will help your board achieve compliance with national recommendations and also go beyond toward becoming a world-class board. 

Our reports give valuable insight and provide a good foundation for enabling your board to discuss actions for improvement.

Evaluate your board of directors

You Can Choose From These Self-Evaluation Questionnaires

Standard

For organizations new to board evaluation, or fulfilling requirements for annual self-evaluation

COMPREHENSIVE

For boards who want more depth and detail, to enable deeper discussion about opportunities to improve board effectiveness

REPEAt

For boards who have previously worked with OnlineBoardEvaluations or Leadership Advisor Group

Customized

For boards who prefer to use their own questionnaire

If your board prefers to do an external evaluation (conducted by a partner outside your organization, and strongly recommended at least every third year), we will put you in touch with our parent company Leadership Advisor Group. They will work with you to create a tailor-made approach that helps you uncover and tackle issues that might otherwise remain hidden. They will combine methods such as an online questionnaire customized especially for your company, in-depth personal interviews of board members and executives, anonymized assessment of individual board member performance, psychometric profiling of board member work styles, observation of board meetings, analysis of board material and time spent, benchmarking of your board vs peers (from their large database of prior evaluations), as well as workshops to highlight ways to become a world-class board.

Benefits and Features

Pre-tested questionnaires

Based on best practice from Leadership Advisor Group's many years of experience conducting board evaluations.

Insightful reports

Easy-to-understand reports and graphs help you clarify the strengths of your board as well as opportunities for improvement.

Flexible set-up

Invite only board members or include company executives. Add questions about performance of individuals and committees, or use your own questionnaire.

Quick results

We’ll create and send the report within two weeks of survey completion. We do the work to send links and reminders.

Measure progress

Upon request we store your results so you can easily repeat the process annually and check your progress.

Scandinavian / UK experts

We know the good-governance guidelines in UK, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, and adapt the questionnaires to match.

Our surveys have been used by the Group boards of these companies as part of Leadership Advisor Group evaluations

Resources

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Governance Guidelines

The latest governance guidelines for corporations and foundations can be hard to locate, so we’ve collected them here for you.

Best practice board evaluation methods

Recommended Reading

In this section we’ll help you to stay up-to-date with the latest thinking on how to professionalize the boards of corporations, foundations and non-profits.

Board evaluation best practice surveys

Latest Analyses

We are continuously analyzing which questions and methods work best for board evaluations, and creating benchmarks so you can see how your organization compares.

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Our best practice questionnaires and quick reporting help you clarify your board's strengths as well as areas for improvement

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