12 critical questions to ask when interviewing a Board Chair

Are you preparing for an interview for a Board Chair? It's very important that you do your due diligence and ask the right questions in this situation. If it's an unknown area you don't have experience with, it can be difficult to know or remember all the questions to ask. We have compiled a list of some of the most important General questions you need to ask in the process when interviewing a Board Chair


General questions


  • How do you think you can add value once joined?
  • What culture would you like to instill in the board?
  • How would you describe your leadership style?
  • What do you know about our organization?
  • What do you think are the characteristics of a great board member?
  • How do you perceive good board governance?
  • How will you ensure that the goals you set for the board are met?
  • What would make you resign as Board Chair?
  • How much autonomy and control do you expect to have?
  • What lessons have you learned from other Board Chair or Board roles you've had in the past?
  • Do you know the other members that are currently on the board?
  • For how long do you expect to be Board Chair (before having to retire, moving on to something else, etc.)?

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If you need more inspiration for relevant questions to ask for this specific situation you should consider downloading the 103 questions to ask when interviewing a board chair checklist.

 
12 critical questions to ask when interviewing a Board Chair

12 critical questions to ask when interviewing a Board Chair