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Overview

Putting a governance assessment on your board's to do list may be a good idea. Similar to a board performance evaluation, a governance assessment is a thoughtful and thorough review of governance bylaws, policies, practices and legal requirements. Doing this from time to time can help ensure that your co-op is keeping up with evolving member preferences and changes in the law. This online course is designed to walk directors or boards through a governance assessment process.

KEY TOPICS

  • ​​Recognizing the purpose and value of a governance assessment.
  • Analyzing the benefits and risks of various governance practices using case studies and real world cooperative scenarios.
  • Strategizing ways to implement the learning from the classroom to discussion and action in the boardroom.

DIRECTOR COMPETENCIES COVERED IN THIS COURSE

Protocol and Practices

  • Engages in activities that support the board in determining its own priorities and information needs.

Policy Development

  • Establishes policies that provides guidance and sets expectations for performance.

Board Accountability

  • Monitors board operations and takes responsibility for board actions and results.

Board/Manager Relationship

  • Builds a civil, constructive, mutually respectful relationship with the CEO.

Analytical Thinking and Decision Making

  • Thinks systematically, conceptually, and analytically to determine effective solutions.

Strategic Planning

  • Engages in strategic planning that contributes to the direction, core values and goals of the cooperative.

Risk Management and Oversight

  • Forecasts and evaluates a variety of risks and identifies strategies to avoid or mitigate their impact.

Cooperative Principles and Practices

  • Demonstrates an appreciation of the cooperative buisness model and a commitment to cooperative values.

Community Engagement and Communication

  • Places the cooperative in a collaborative position for maintaining and growing healthy communities.

Member Focus

  • Focuses on the needs of members.
Self- Awareness /Continual Learning

  • Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement

Builds Relationships and Influences Others

  • Creates and fosters constructive working relationships; Persuades others towards an outcome consistent with the organization’s goals.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Leverages the talents of each person and promotes cultural awareness among board members.

Integrity and Courage

  • Makes decisions and acts consistently with values, professional standards, and the broader interests of the cooperative.​
CREDITS
  • NRECA – 1 credit
  • CEU – 0.6 credits
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Fees

$570 per participant​


Competencies

CORE COMPETENCIES
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SUPERVISORY, MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
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