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Overview

​The primary purpose of a board of directors is to make decisions. In today's complex energy industry, effective boardroom decision making is a must. Directors need the tools to assess today's challenges and to determine the best choice for the long-term interests of the cooperative's membership. This course provides directors with the techniques and skills needed to listen, identify issues, engage in constructive discussions and resolve conflicts so that the board can reach satisfactory solutions.

​KEY TOPICS
  • Problem identification and the decision-making process.

  • Managing conflict toward a productive outcome.

  • Evaluating recommended solutions and decisions.

  • Recognizing the importance of full participation in board decisions.


DIRECTOR COMPETENCIES COVERED IN THIS COURSE

Analytical Thinking and Decision Making

  • Thinks systematically, conceptually, and analytically to determine effective solutions.

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.

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

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

Certificate Program

Board Leadership Certificate (BLC)

Director Gold


CREDITS

NRECA – 1 credit
CEU – 0.6​ credits

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