DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
So, what should be on the agenda instead?
How about trying a little strategy .... using the organization's plan and key success indicators to evaluate how well program is meeting mission?
Maybe ditching most of those reports of past activities to free up time to discuss future steps?
How about breaking into smaller discussion groups for a deeper dive into issues?
Would a staff or volunteer presentation, a brief tour of a project, or a hands-on activity help board members to better understand your challenges and opportunities?
We talk a lot about how to engage audiences. Shouldn't engagement of the board be a top priority?