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Overview

This course is designed to provide the electric distribution director with an understanding of the operational challenges electric cooperatives face. The course also presents a set of tools to facilitate due diligence in boardroom decision making on these issues.​​​​​​

KEY TOPICS
  • ​The policy and planning decisions boards make with regard to utility operations.

  • Developing a culture of safety at your cooperative.

  • How boards authorize resources consistent with the strategic plan, long-range financial.

  • The board’s role in the delivery of electricity includes how board provide direction.

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.

Strategic Planning

  • Engages in strategic planning that contributes to the direction, core values and goals of the cooperative.

Financial Oversight

  • Demonstrates an appropriate level of financial knowledge and understanding and can interpret financial reports and statements and monitor corrective action to ensure financial goals.

Industry Principles and Concept

  • Knows the basic jargon and concepts of the energy industry.

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.

Certificate Program

Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD)​

​CREDITS

NRECA – 1 credit
CEU – 0.6 credits

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Curriculum

  • The basic functions and cost components of generation, transmission, and distribution
  • Current and emerging technologies that are impacting utility operations and policies
  • Issues related to distributed generation that the board may need to address
  • How environmental issues and national policies impact the cooperative
  • The board's role to ensure a safe working environment

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Competencies

CORE COMPETENCIES
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SUPERVISORY, MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
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