Should we have 'board only' time?

Should we have 'board only' time?

While it might seem a bit awkward at first, regular 'Board Only' time or 'In Committee' Sessions (both terms mean the same thing) are generally considered to be a part of good practice for a non-profit board. It's a chance for board members to meet and freely discuss without any staff or observers present. And if you put it in place when there isn't a major conflict, it's easier to use when things get tough.