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​​This course is also available online​.​​​​​

Overview

In this era of corporate accountability, boards and management are expected—and in some cases required—to implement standards, programs, and procedures addressing such issues as ethical behavior, document retention, whistle-blower protection, fraud risk assessment, and financial transparency. This course explains the background of these issues and presents practical strategies to help electric cooperatives design and develop plans and programs that address new governance expectations.

​KEY TOPICS
  • Practical issues in creating, implementing, and enforcing a code of ethics at your cooperative
  • The board's oversight role in risk assessment, document retention, and whistle-blower protection
  • Key governance documents and other tools that can be used at your cooperative

WHERE TO TAKE THIS COURSE

NRECA offers the opportunity to take this course several times each year at the following events:

NOTE: Please check each event's schedule to see what courses are being offered.

ON-SITE TRAINING

Additionally, these courses can be delivered on-site at your co-op, statewide or G&T. Learn more about our on-site training opportunities.

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 Accountability

  • Monitors board operations and takes responsibility for board actions and results.

Board/Manager Relationship

  • Builds a civil, constructive, mutually respectful relationship with the CEO.

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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