With higher education institutions taking the plunge into remote board meetings via all-remote due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is essential that they take steps to ensure effective collaboration and decision making during these crucial sessions boardmeeting.fr/2022/06/08/how-to-run-effective-remote-board-meetings/ via virtual technology. To ensure maximum the efficiency and effectiveness of boards institutions must concentrate on three main aspects of meeting management:

Make sure your meeting participants can join from any device and at any location. Utilizing a cloud-based portal for board meetings with integrated video conferencing could help make it easy for trustees to connect and participate in meetings from any location.

Set up an efficient agenda that will guide the meeting. Distribute the agenda at least a week in advance of the meeting to allow attendees time to read it and come up with talking points. A meeting agenda with time limits will help keep the attendees on track and keep them from being distracted by distractions. Make sure you include items that are not on the agenda and be prepared to change the date if needed.

Create an agenda for consensus that will save the time for discussions on issues that aren't controversial and do not require input or discussion from all members. This will give you more time for deeper dives into strategic issues.

Provide a clear explanation of the etiquette to be followed when conducting virtual meetings. Include the expectation that participants be quiet when they are not talking. This is a simple gesture which can be a big help in decreasing background noise and enhancing the quality of the audio.