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Overview

​The board of directors is responsible for managing the affairs of the corporation. In fulfilling its duties, the board typically can only take official action via majority vote in a duly convened meeting. This course focuses on the legal requirements for holding board meetings and also on the human factors and group processes that make such meetings productive and effective.

​KEY TOPICS
  • Identifying the individuals and groups with whom the board must maintain effective working relationships

  • Understanding, working with, and responding to members

  • How public officials and opinion leaders impact the cooperative and the board's role in building and maintaining effective relationships

  • Lessons and guidelines regarding key internal relationships: with the board chair, with the attorney, and within the cooperative.

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.

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.

Member Focus

  • Focuses on the needs of members.

Interpersonal Communications

  • Listens, relates and expresses oneself in a manner that is effective while supporting mutual understanding.

Self- Awareness /Continual Learning

  • Demonstrates an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement

Flexibility

  • Remains open to new ideas, information, and approaches.

Builds Relationships and Influences Others

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

Certificate Program

Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD)​​​​


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NRECA – 1 credit
CEU – 0.6 credits

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