- 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.
- Establishes policies that provides guidance and sets expectations for performance.
- Monitors board operations and takes responsibility for board actions and results.
- Builds a civil, constructive, mutually respectful relationship with the CEO.
Analytical Thinking and Decision Making
- Thinks systematically, conceptually, and analytically to determine effective solutions.
- 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.
- 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.
Board Leadership Certificate (BLC)
NRECA – 1 credit
CEU – 0.6 credits