Earn your Credentialed Cooperative Director certification (CCD) by attending our board governance programs!


Financial Decision Making, NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director #2640
October 1 — Mandan


This course helps directors understand the role of the board in financial planning, including the basic documents used in financial planning and reporting. It also covers assessing the issues that drive financial decisions, balancing competing goals and taking responsibility to monitor and evaluate results. 

Key topics:
- Key financial decisions boards must make 
- Three key financial documents and three key financial ratios
- The basics of allocating and retiring capital credits policy
- Key elements of an equity management policy
- Rate-making basics

Instructor: John Penry

Maximizing Your Grassroots Strategy, NRECA Board Leadership #918
October 22 — Mandan


Effective political engagement at all levels of government requires significant planning. It’s also vital to empowering member-owners to protect and advance the interests of their cooperative. This course helps directors understand what they as individuals can do on behalf of their cooperative, while maximizing relationships with their statewide and national associations to make sure the co-op voice is heard on Capitol Hill and in regulatory agencies. 

Key topics:
- Strategies for engaging consumer-members in grassroots advocacy
- Communicating with identified advocates among the co-op’s member base
- Creating a political game plan 

Instructor: Laura Vogel

Ethics & Governance: Implementing the New Accountability, NRECA Board Leadership #930
November 19 — Mandan


In this era of corporate accountability, boards and management are expected — and in some cases required — to implement standards, programs and procedures addressing such issues as ethical behavior, document retention, whistle-blower protection, fraud risk assessment and financial transparency. In this seminar, participants will examine the background of these issues and practical strategies to help electric cooperatives design and develop plans and programs that address new governance expectations.

Key topics
- Practical issues in creating, implementing and enforcing a code of ethics at your co-op
- The board’s oversight role in risk assessment, document retention and whistle-blower protection
- Key governance documents and other tools that can be used at your cooperative

Instructor: Pat Mangan