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 help your board of directors deepen its skills and its practice all year long.

2022 Workshop Details: First Quarter

All workshops below are free for CBLD members. Q1 registration is now open. Q2 registration launches March 1. 

Workshop Cost for Those Not in CBLD Session Dates

Trust and Betrayal in the Board/Manager Relationship

“If trust at deep levels is present, a group can handle anything.” Trust requires transparency, consistency, and vulnerability. In this workshop, we’ll take a look at how to deepen trust, and learn how people can rebuild trust when it has been damaged.

$50

per person

Monday, January 10th

7:30 p.m. EST

Virtual CBL 101 – CBLD Foundations Course

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. Offered bi-monthly in 2022. 

$75

per person

Saturday, January 15th

11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Board Presidents’ Round Tables

Join us quarterly on Sunday evenings for facilitated conversation and peer support. For current and prospective board presidents.

n/a

(Must be enrolled in CBLD)

Sunday, January 23rd

7:30-8:30 p.m. EST

Board Processes: Intentional & Focused

In this session, we’ll look at core tools and processes that a board can use to organize itself to govern well, including establishing a robust annual governance calendar, structuring effective meeting agendas, establishing annual goals and more.

$50

per person

Monday, January 31st

7:30-8:30 EST

Financial Training for Directors – CBLD Foundations Course

Consisting of four weekly sessions, this series helps new and experienced directors build knowledge and confidence in monitoring financial health as part of their oversight role. Topics include financial statements and key indicators, budgeting and planning process, evaluating monitoring reports, and developing the ability to spot issues and raise critical questions. Offered three times in 2022. 

New for 2022, we’ll also be offering an Advanced Financials for Directors session for those who want to build on the four-part series. 

$150

per person

Mondays in February: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

7:30 – 8:45 p.m. EST

Explorations in Policy Governance Series – CBLD Foundations Course

Session 1: Policy Governance Essentials: Have you heard of PG but don’t know what it is? Are you part of a co-op or organization that is starting to think about your governance structure? Join us to learn more about a popular and widely used governance system used by cooperatives and other mission-driven organizations.

Session 2: Policy Governance Puzzles: Building on an understanding of PG gained in sessions 1 and 2 of this series, we will explore some common questions and dilemmas that arise in actual practice. This is an opportunity to build your fluency in using this system so that your board can do great work on behalf of your co-op.

Session 3: Effective Monitoring of Executive Limitations Policies: In Policy Governance, executive limitations monitoring is a key component of the system, and practicing it well is integral to creating a healthy relationship between the board and GM. In this session, we will do a deep dive into the practice and process of executive limitations monitoring, and talk about the capabilities required to do this well.

$100

per person

Mondays in March: 14th, 21st, 28th

7:30 – 8:45 p.m. EST

Virtual CBL 101 – CBLD Foundations Course

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. Offered bi-monthly in 2022.

$75

per person

Saturday, March 19th

11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Register for Q1 2022 CBLD Events
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Additional 2022 Webinars

• Board Presidents’ Roundtable – Also offered 4/24, 7/24, 10/23

• Virtual 101 – Foundations for New Directors – Also offered 3/19, 5/21, 7/16, 9/17, 11/19

• Finance Training for Directors (four-part series) – Also offered in May and November

• Intentional & Focused: The Board Elections Process – June

• Navigating the GM Compensation & Evaluation Process – August

• Diversity: More than Just a Number – August

• Governing & Complexity: Governance in an Uncertain & Unpredictable Time – September

• Trust & Betrayal in the Board-Management Relationship – September

• Effectively Dealing with Conflict in the Board-Manager Relationship – September

• Advanced Finance Training: specific topics TBD – Fall

• Explorations in Policy Governance (three-part series) – October

• Facilitating Board Meetings – October

• Co-op Café Series – Spring & Fall

• And more!

Are you a new director? Complete the CBLD Foundations Courses.

We recommend new directors take the following trainings to establish a solid foundational knowledge of governance. We offer these programs every quarter.

2022 Enrollment Information

It’s not too late to sign up! We are excited to offer an 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 2022, and enroll today!

Enroll Today!

2022 Enrollment Information

CBLD Basic

$5,175annual
  • 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 2022 (TBD, anticipated to begin summer 2022)

CBLD

$7,875annual
  • 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 2022 (TBD, anticipated to begin summer 2022)

CBLD Complete

$9,375annual
  • (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 2022 (TBD, anticipated to begin summer 2022)

CBLD Consultants

 

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 CBLD.

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