Activity 5: Your Thoughts on Trustee and Board Development

You may want to form small groups of two to three participants to discuss trustee and board development. Each group might present a summary of their discussion back out to the larger group for further discussion.

These discussions are meant to be exploratory and to generate thinking about what you need to be a successful trustee. Participants are encouraged to take these discussions back to their library board for further information, learning, and possible board action.

The following are sample questions. Your group may have additional  or different questions.

  1. Is there an issue or change emerging in your community that might inform a learning or development priority for your board?
  2. How might your board go about having this learning or development priority addressed?
  3. How might your board’s learning and development inform your board’s strategic priorities, policies, work with local government and with local First Nations or establishment of community partnerships?