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Overview

All effective organizations, corporations and institutions have at least one thing in common: They implement a formal process to evaluate their performance to find areas where they can improve. Increasingly, corporate boards are following suit. The board of directors is the globally recognized system for directing the affairs of a company or corporation and for ensuring its long-term health.

Designed for cooperatives and public power district boards, this course will show them how to evaluate their own processes, including how they communicate with and appraise the chief executive; how they educate new directors; how they conduct strategic planning; how they govern themselves through the policy making process; and how they ensure they meet the long-term needs of the membership.

KEY TOPICS
  • Defining board assessment.

  • Designing the process.

  • Identifying what to assess.

  • Outlining the role of the chair, CEO, attorney and other participants.


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.

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.
CREDITS

NRECA – 1 credit

CEU – 0.6 credits

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$570​ per participant

Competencies

CORE COMPETENCIES
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