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​​This course is also available online​.​​​​

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.

WHERE TO TAKE THIS COURSE

NRECA offers the opportunity to take this course several times each year at the following events:

NOTE: Please check each event's schedule to see what courses are being offered.


ON-SITE TRAINING

Additionally, these courses can be delivered on-site at your co-op, statewide or G&T. Learn more about our on-site training opportunities.


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.


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NRECA – 1 credit
CEU – 0.6 credits

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