Our Team of independent consultants specialize in helping your board and general manager work together to govern and lead your organization. We each offer individual services upon request, but most of our clients access our services through the award-winning, innovative Cooperative Board Leadership Development Program (known as CBLD and pronounced C-build). Early-bird enrollment for 2021 is now open. Click the button below to learn more and contact us to enroll today! 

2021 Enrollment Information

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2021 Program Information

CBLD is an annual program of ongoing board support. We are excited this year to offer all-new, redesigned program and pricing options to access our award-winning program of ongoing board support. See the table below to find the right CBLD program for your organization in 2021, and enroll today!

CBLD Basic

$5,150annual
  • Half-day board retreat
  • 12 hours consulting
  • Enrollment in any CBLD webinar or round table (see below)
  • Enrollment in any Virtual CBL 101
  • Enrollment in any in-person 101 workshops scheduled for 2021 (TBD)

CBLD

$7,750annual
  • Full-day board retreat
  • 15 hours consulting
  • Enrollment in any CBLD webinar or round table (see below)
  • Enrollment in any Virtual CBL 101
  • Enrollment in any in-person 101 workshops scheduled for 2021 (TBD)

CBLD Complete

$9,250annual
  • (1) double consulting hours or
  • (2) a second daylong retreat
  • Enrollment in any CBLD webinar or round table (see below)
  • Enrollment in any Virtual CBL 101
  • Enrollment in any in-person 101 workshops scheduled for 2021 (TBD)

2021 Workshop Details

Workshop Cost for Those Not in CBLD
Virtual CBL 101: Virtual CBL 101 is a half-day online version of our premier training for newly elected directors, board candidates, general managers (GM), and GM successors, exploring cooperative governance, financial condition of the co-op, roles and responsibilities, and co-op principles and values.

$75

per person

CBL 101: Full day, in-person training and co-op networking for new directors, focused on foundations of governance. Any in-person sessions will occur in fall 2021 at the earliest and are contingent upon the status of the pandemic and public health regulations.

$275

per person

Explorations in Governance Series (NEW!): 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. 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. Offered Q1, Q2, and Q3 in 2021.

$150

per person

Topical Webinars: Our 2021 program will include new and returning topical webinars on a variety of topics of interest to directors, such as:

  • Being a Great Employer to your GM
  • Strategic Process for Top Leadership Teams
  • Board Perpetuation
  • GM Compensation & Evaluation Process
  • And more!

$50

per person

Financial Training for Directors (four-part series): This session will help directors better understand their role in financial oversight and evaluating risk and build their confidence in doing that work well, regardless of their experience in business finance. We will explore the different dimensions of financial health, including how to look for both strengths and weaknesses. Topics include:

  • Seeing the story in your co-op’s financial statements
  • Evaluating financial performance in context
  • Setting expectations for financial performance that hit the “sweet spot” with the right mix of information, analysis, and addressing non-compliance or underperformance
  • Understanding the importance of budgeting and planning
  • Knowing how to ask great questions

Sessions will include a mix of instruction and interactive learning. Attendees who complete all four sessions will receive a certificate of completion. Offered Q1, Q2, and Q4 in 2021.

$150

per person

Director Round Tables (NEW!): Throughout 2021, we will be hosting a series of director round table discussions for our CBLD clients. Rather than a formal training, these sessions will offer a chance for directors from around the country to connect, share ideas, and support one another in the good work of governance. Topics and schedule coming soon!

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to non-CBLD

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