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    • In-Person
    • Online
    • On-Site

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

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.


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.

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.


​ ​ 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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