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Overview

Policies set the standard for board behavior. Attendees learn to view policies as proactive tools to establish a standard of board behavior required for governance in today's electric cooperative boardroom. This course revisits the fundamentals of governance and the roles policies play in contributing to effective governance.

In this online course, participants will take part in discussions about current issues facing rural electric cooperatives and how the governance function contributes to the cooperative and adds value. As these issues are discussed and debated, a sample set of policies are used to show examples of policies relevant to addressing today's governance issues.


KEY TOPICS
  • Discussion of current issues facing rural electric cooperative boards, and how policies are coming into play

  • A suggested standardized policy structure and format

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/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.

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

  • Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

Integrity and Courage

  • Makes decisions and acts consistently with values, professional standards, and the broader interests of the cooperative.

CREDITS

NRECA – 1 credit

CEU – 0.6 credits

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Fees

$570 per participant

Competencies

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