Boards exist to make decisions on behalf of the members. At a time when cooperative governance is under scrutiny, boards are looking for ways to demonstrate that their decisions are grounded in fair process and with appropriate objectivity and due diligence. Recognizing, and avoiding, the common pitfalls of decision-making can increase the likelihood of the board making a good decision while decreasing the risks of making bad ones. This course delves into the hurdles, traps and minefields that can negatively impact boardroom decision-making and provides strategies for how to counterbalance them.
- Increasing the likelihood of good decisions.
- Recognizing decision-making roadblocks.
- Applying strategies and tactics to mitigate decision-making roadblocks.
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.
- 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.
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
- Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.
NRECA – 2 credit
CEU – 1.2 credits