1. Get a contingency plan in place
If the search for a new chair or vice-chair is going to take longer than expected, you'll need a plan to continue operating.
If the role of chair is vacant but you have a vice-chair in place, then the vice-chair can deputise for the chair while the search is on. Read more about this in our article about the role and responsibilities of the vice-chair.
And if both seats are empty, you'll need some external support – not just to keep operations going, but to get an objective view on how your board is operating and why this situation may have occurred. Consider