2021 Summer School Online

As boards are challenged to address multiple large-scale issues, NRECA's Summer School for Directors is designed to ensure that board leaders develop the knowledge and skills required to meet these challenges successfully.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​To help ensure that board leaders develop the knowledge and skills required to meet the challenges of today’s increasingly complex utility marketplace, NRECA offers a variety courses at Summer School for Directors. This five-day program will be offered online this year, with an option to choose among Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) courses or focus on the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD) course credentials. The online program offers co-op directors:

o The essential knowledge and skills necessary to succeed on the board.
o The opportunity to advance beyond the CCD level toward the Board Leadership Certificate (BLC).
o Earn continuing education credits that can be applied toward earning or maintaining their Director Gold credential.

New this year is the CCD Seminar. The CCD Seminar is a unique opportunity to complete the five required courses to achieve NRECA’s Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate in a week-long online format. The content from all five courses will be covered through lecture, group discussions, case studies, and independent work. The CCD Seminar is ideal for Directors who would like to complete their CCD in an online format, or for those who have never taken a CCD course.
Attendees may choose from a number of BLC courses or choose to attend the CCD Seminar as part of their Summer School registration.

The CCD Seminar will be held daily Monday-Friday 10 a .m. - 2 p.m. You must attend all five courses to receive the CCD certificate. Learn more by accessing the CCD Seminar_FAQs2021.pdf​.

The BLC courses will be offered over two days (Monday-Tuesday, Wednesday-Thursday). There will be a series of courses early in the day 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., and in the afternoon 3-6 p.m. You must attend both days of the course to receive credit.​

Attendees will receive access to the Summer School for Directors Online platform prior to the event where they can join each session. All emails associated with Summer School will be sent to participant's primary email address in their cooperative.com profile. We recommend participants check their settings to make sure the email address designated as primary is correct. Update this email address on your "My Cooperative.com​" page

The courses will be offered via Webex. If you haven't previously used Webex Meetings, download the application. Also, you may want to take a moment to review this short instructional video​ that explains some WebEx basics.

You will need the following equipment to successfully participate in the course:
PC or desktop computer with camera (iPad screens may be too small).
Broadband internet connection.
A telephone in the event your computer sound and microphone do not suffice.

We’ve tailored online training to be a rich educational experience that you can participate in without travel. A greater focus will be on the instructor’s expertise and experience while teaching the course content. Questions and comments are welcome and managed in a way that supports collaboration and interaction and avoids having one person speak over another.

Looking to earn credit?

Earn your Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) certificate or your Board Leadership Certificate (BLC). If you’ve already earned your CCD and BLC credentials, you can earn the credits you need to achieve Director Gold status.





​​CCD Seminar: $2500 per person

BLC courses 951.1, 952.1: $669 per person

All other BLC courses: $559 per person​

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