Discussion of current issues facing rural electric cooperative boards, and how policies are coming into play.
A suggested standardized policy structure and format.
A successful approach for reviewing and updating your cooperative's governing policies.
DIRECTOR COMPETENCIES COVERED IN THIS COURSE
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
NRECA – 1 credit
CEU – 0.6 credits