The sample tool provides a framework and suggested questions for use in evaluating your committee. Not all questions will be appropriate for your committee. Use the questions provided as a basis for your own committee evaluation. The best tool to evaluate your committee will be the one that you construct to meet your own unique needs.
1. All committee members understand the goals and purpose of our committee.
2. The committee members agree on the goals and purpose of the committee.
3. There is alignment between our goals and purpose and the actions taken and/or the decisions made by the committee.
4. Our committee has adequate resources (for example, budget, people) to support its function.
5. Our committee has the respect and support of key stakeholders within our organization.
6. Our meetings are held regularly and with appropriate frequency.
7. Our meetings begin and end as scheduled.
8. The length of our meetings is appropriate and respectful of the agenda.
9. We receive the meeting agenda and materials in advance of the meeting to allow for appropriate review and preparation.
10. We consistently use our meeting time well. Issues get the time and attention proportionate to their importance.
11. The location where our meetings are held is conducive to positive group interaction and discussion.
12. The location where our meetings are held allows for a variety of educational modalities (for example, audio/visual presentations).
13. Attendance at our meetings is consistent and members arrive on time.
14. Attendance at our meetings is evaluated as a criterion for continued membership on the committee.
15. The minutes of our meetings are accurate and reflect the discussion, next steps and/or action items articulated by the members.
16. Our membership represents the talent and skill set required to fulfill the goals and purpose of the committee.
17. Our members treat each other with respect and courtesy.
18. Our members come to meetings prepared and ready to contribute.
19. As a general rule, when I speak I feel listened to and that my comments are valued.
20. What I like the most about our meetings?
21. What I would like to see improve at our meetings?
22. What areas should the committee focus on in the future?
Download a word (.doc) version of this tool here:
Committee self-evaluation tool sample.doc