It’s not a trend. Mobile devices – especially iPads – are a necessity for electric cooperative board members, says Lisa Hanson, NRECA Senior Technology Advisor. Hanson, who along with her colleague Darius Wise delivered six jam-packed iPad training sessions last month at the 2016 Directors Conference in Austin, TX said directors have incorporated the devices in nearly every aspect of their board duties.

By far, Lisa said, effectively handling email is the most common issue directors told her they struggle with.

She and Darius spent a good deal of time stepping directors through the basics of searching messages, flagging or ranking the messages and managing them with logical arrangements of subfolders.

Here is a link to their presentation at the conference. Click here.

Many online resources are available to help. Here are three of the best: