DIRECTOR COMPETENCIES COVERED IN THIS COURSE
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.
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.
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 business model and a commitment to cooperative values.
Focuses on the needs of members.
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
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.
Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD)
NRECA – 1 credit
CEU – 0.6 credits