Monthly Archives: April 2020

Supporting Your GM During a Pandemic

By |2020-05-01T16:33:57+00:00April 30th, 2020|Develop Your Leaders|

How can a Board and individual directors support their GM during a pandemic (or other crises)? Most of what you will find here will be generally useful even in “normal” times. During times of great crisis, these guidelines become even more important.   Stay steady. Continue with your existing board work plan and responsibilities -- except when it makes sense to make exceptions. Stay [...]

Join Us For a Board Leadership Webinar in May and Beyond

By |2020-05-01T16:25:08+00:00April 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Articulating your co-op's value, supporting GM's, and hosting effective virtual meetings in the time of COVID-19 Good governance of your community co-op has never mattered more. During the shutdown, Columinate is offering a number of virtual trainings and resources to support boards of directors in their ongoing learning and development. These events will be hosted throughout the year, and over the next month, [...]

Tips for Effective Virtual Meetings

By |2020-04-21T20:27:17+00:00April 21st, 2020|Develop Your Leaders, Field Guides|

Boards of Directors may find that they need to conduct a board meeting by phone or using some variation of video conferencing technology. As you consider how to make these virtual meetings as effective and enjoyable as possible, you can build on the same good practices that make for productive face-to-face meetings. You can find some good guidance in A Recipe for Good Board [...]

Coaching for Excellence: Building a Support Team During Times of Crisis

By |2020-04-23T13:13:57+00:00April 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Leading a purpose-driven organization takes work and vision — and it’s worth the hustle. But nobody said it was easy.   “Being a general manager or other co-op leader can be isolating,” says human resources consultant and leadership coach Melanie Reid. As we all navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, “general managers are even more isolated,” says strategy specialist and executive coach Art Sherwood. Seemingly endless decisions [...]

Achieving Finance & Operations Harmony

By |2020-08-03T22:02:27+00:00April 8th, 2020|Improve Operations|

This chatinar will focus on pinpointing opportunities for operators to work with finance team to resolve issues in their financial performance and achievement. Audrey Griffin and Wynston Estis will share the simple matrix they’ve developed that identifies relationships between the administrative, operations and finance departments and where the strength and crossover of those relationships can overcome challenges, optimize processes and produce successful outcomes. What [...]