Many co-ops are getting member requests for information as the energy industry evolves toward a consumer-centric model. Co-ops are well positioned as their members' trusted energy advisor to provide education and information on the changing energy landscape. While directors are not the co-op's official spokespersons they are sometimes asked questions by members when they are out in the community. This course provides directors with skills and guidance on how to handle such situations by either responding or referring questions to their co-op's CEO or designated spokesperson. Participants will observe and practice how (or how not) to communicate their co-op's policies, plans, and positions on such timely matters as rates, distributed energy resources, or the benefits of belonging to a consumer-centric cooperative utility.