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Overview

​The board chair has the responsibility for organizing the meeting, creating a productive atmosphere, allowing for the free exchange of opinion, presenting the issues to be resolved, bringing the decisions to resolution, and moving the cooperative forward. This course focuses on the skills necessary to run an effective meeting, with group activities to practice handling common presiding problems. The material is presented in a practical framework in compliance with Robert's Rules of Order.​

​KEY TOPICS
  • Discussing and outlining the benchmarks for a successful meeting

  • Meeting preparation and agenda development

  • Differences in learning styles and personalities

  • Basic presiding skills

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.
Analytical Thinking and Decision Making
  • Thinks systematically, conceptually, and analytically to determine effective solutions.

Cooperative Principles and Practices

  • Demonstrates an appreciation of the cooperative business model and a commitment to cooperative values.

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.

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Leverages the talents of each person and promotes cultural awareness among board members.

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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