Earn your Credentialed Cooperative Director certification (CCD) by attending our board governance programs!
DIRECTOR EDUCATION SUITE
The Role of the Board Chair in Conducting Effective Board Meetings, NRECA Board Leadership #903
October 30 — Mandan
This Board Leadership course is now full
The board chair has the responsibility for organizing the meeting, creating a productive atmosphere, allowing for the free exchange of opinion, presenting the issues to be resolved, bringing decisions to resolution, and moving the cooperative forward. This course focuses on the skills necessary to run an effective meeting, with group activities to practice handling common presiding challenges.
Benchmarks for a successful board meeting
Meeting preparation and agenda development
The differences in learning styles and personalities
A review of basic presiding skills
Instructor: Colette Trohan
Strategic Planning, NRECA Credentialed Cooperative Director #2630
Boards have ultimate responsibility for ensuring and evaluating the long-term health of the organization. They help fulfill this duty through strategic thinking; identifying goals through strategic planning;
and authorizing the appropriate allocation of resources through the adoption of financial policies, budget review and approval, and monitoring management’s progress toward strategic goals.
This course teaches directors how to participate effectively in strategic thinking and planning processes.
The difference between strategic thinking and strategic planning
Analysis of your cooperative’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
The board’s oversight responsibility
The strategic plan as an evaluation tool for the cooperative’s accomplishment of goals and as the foundation for the CEO’s performance appraisal
Instructor: Scott Luecal
Cooperative Structure: A Strategic Advantage, NRECA Board Leadership #919
December 2 – Mandan
The cooperative business model provides unique advantages to electric co-ops in today’s challenging and shifting energy environment.
Electric cooperatives that live their purpose and operate in accordance with the cooperative business model empower their members to improve their quality of life. This course is designed to help directors to tap into the strategic advantage
of the cooperative structure through greater understanding and use of the cooperative principles and values.
The meaning of a “cooperative culture” and the board’s role in shaping it
A cooperative culture as a key component in your co-op’s member engagement strategy
Moving from a monopoly mindset to a competitive one through the advantages of the cooperative structure
How the cooperative structure can attract and retain the next generation of co-op employees and leaders
The cooperative structure as a key driver of economic development in their service territory
Instructor: Beth Knudson