DLA Piper has this article on some good foundational advice on helping directors to get good value from board meetings.
When it comes to training directors, a lot of emphasis is (rightly) put on fiduciary duties and risk assessment. However, boards would also benefit from training on how to maximize decision-making efficiency and better use their meeting time. While some companies have the luxury of sending their directors to comprehensive Institute of Corporate Directors training courses, this may not be financially possible for all companies. This article will set out a few basic board meeting tips and tricks to help you run better meetings and get more out of your board.