It is helpful to have a schedule of matters, which outlines all the business of the board and sets a timetable for it during the year. This ensures that all matters are dealt with in a timely way and agenda items are well spread throughout the year.
The chair and CEO should discuss and agree the agenda before each meeting.
[Download link] Schedule of Matters Template]
For further information on this topic, we recommend visiting ICSA: The Governance Institute.