Directors are free to enroll in any of the courses available in the BLC series. We suggest that all directors complete five specific BLC courses—indicated with a single asterisk (*) in the list below—as part of the 10 credits needed to earn the BLC. These courses cover five subject areas important for every director: the purpose and value of the cooperative business model, bylaws, policy development, ethics, and political engagement. This recommendation does not imply a mandatory requirement and all directors remain free to choose from any of the available BLC courses to satisfy the 10 credits required for the BLC.
Build a Balanced Board
The BLC courses are grouped into specialty areas. To ensure boards have a diverse set of knowledge and skills relevant to governing electric co-ops, directors are encouraged to ensure their board as a whole has exposure to each specialty area.
Upon completion of your BLC, you will be recognized at the Regional Meetings.