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3rd Jul, 2019

Cooperative Board Leadership Development Program (CBLD)

By |2022-08-02T19:43:05-04:00July 3rd, 2019|

Our Cooperative Board Leadership Development (CBLD) team is gearing up for another great year of supporting your organization’s success through our award-winning CBLD program. Now in its 18th year, CBLD provides ongoing, annual board support that includes monthly consulting, facilitated board retreats, board training, and resource development. In the coming year, we’ll also be building upon our extensive online trainings and workshops to [...]

20th Jan, 2021

Incorporating Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Into Board Policies: A CBLD Field Guide

By |2022-02-09T11:04:01-05:00January 20th, 2021|

Many cooperatives, social justice organizations, and businesses have begun to directly confront their own role in the social systems that perpetuate racism and inequity. Boards of directors who use Policy Governance®  should feel empowered to use their policy document to clarify their expectations around the work of dismantling systems of racism and oppression.

29th Apr, 2017

How to be an Effective Board President

By |2022-02-18T13:35:28-05:00April 29th, 2017|

What’s the difference between an excellent board president and a so-so one? Being an effective president requires a host of proficiencies, attributes and knowledge—it’s no easy job! A mix of people skills, the talent to manage and a curiosity and willingness to develop a keen understanding of your co-op’s business are key traits of any good board president. From facilitation savvy, the ability to [...]

6th Sep, 2012

Writing Ends Policies

By |2021-05-04T20:21:49-04:00September 6th, 2012|

Where we are headed matters. If we don’t know where we are going any road will do. A primary responsibility of a board is to define the reason for the organization’s existence.  What are we here for?  What should be different because we exist? For whom? For a board that uses Policy Governance®, Ends are written policies which define a) results, outcomes or benefits [...]

20th Apr, 2022

How CBLD Helps Boards Become Better Employers

By |2022-04-20T11:15:41-04:00April 20th, 2022|

Cooperation among cooperatives is more than just a golden principle that all strive to achieve, it’s actually an organizational imperative that makes good use of collective time and resources. Columinate’s Cooperative Board Leadership Development program (CBLD) is built precisely to offer co-op boards the tools to make informed decisions and gain efficiency.

3rd Dec, 2021

Explorations in Policy Governance Series

By |2022-03-18T13:31:52-04:00December 3rd, 2021|

Explorations In Policy Governance Series This multi-session series will examine various aspects of governance, including both practical skill-building as well as exploration of broader governance concepts and issues that inform the Policy Governance approach.  Whether your board uses Policy Governance or another approach to governance, this series will offer thought-provoking ideas and powerful techniques to deepen your board’s effectiveness. Free to CBLD enrollees.   $100 [...]

22nd May, 2020

Virtual CBL 101 Resource Guide

By |2020-09-14T19:41:37-04:00May 22nd, 2020|

Download the CBL 101 Reader History, Principles, and Values “Cooperative Principles Updated,” by Ann Hoyt, available on p. 14 in the Reader. “Rochdale Pioneers and the Cooperative Principles,” by Brett Fairbairn. From The Meaning of Rochdale: the Rochdale Pioneers and the co-operative principles, (Canada: Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan), 1994. Collective Courage: [...]

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