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).

Invest in Governance!

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 2020, and enroll today!

Program Who’s eligible? What’s included? Annual Fee
CBLD Basic Organizations with less than $3.5 million in
annual revenue
• Full-day board retreat
• 12 hours consulting
• Enrollment in Virtual 101
• Discounted enrollment in in-person 101
$5,000
CBLD Anyone • Full-day board retreat
• 15 hours consulting
• Enrollment in Virtual 101
• Enrollment in in-person 101
• Group enrollment in one Financial Training for Directors series
• Group enrollment in one topical webinar
• Eligibility for hosted 101
$7,450
Early Bird:
$7000
if enrolled by
10/15/19
CBLD Complete Anyone • Full-day board retreat
• Choose either: Unlimited consulting hours with primary consultant OR a Second full-day board retreat
• Enrollment in Virtual 101
• Enrollment in in-person 101
• Enrollment in any Financial Training for Directors series
• Enrollment in unlimited topical webinars
• Eligibility for hosted 101
$8,950

2020 Workshop Details

Workshop Who Can Access Cost outside program
CBL 101 in person Full day, in-person training and
co-op networking for new directors. See event calendar for dates & locations
CBLD &
CBLD Complete
$275 first person, $150 each
additionalCBLD Basic:
$100 per person
New! Virtual CBL 101: Half-day, online version of our
premier training for new directors. Offered November 14, 2020
CBLD Basic
CBLD
CBLD Complete
$500 per site
New! Hosted CBL 101: You choose the date and arrange venue, local publicity, and day-of-event logistical support. We provide facilitation and printed materials, and support catering costs. CBLD & CBLD Complete

(by arrangement with CBLD Program Manager)

No cost for attendees and guests of host organization

$275 first person, $150 each additional for others

New! Virtual Workshops:
• Financial Training for Directors (four-part series, offered quarterly)
• Topical Webinars (each offered quarterly): Policy Governance Deep
Dive, Strategic Process for Top Leadership Teams, & Being a Great Employer
• See event calendar for dates
CBLD:
1 Financial Training series and 1 topical webinarCBLD Complete:
Unlimited Financial Training series and topical webinars
Financial Training series:
$2,000 per siteTopical webinars:
$500 per site

In-person Events & Virtual Workshops

Participate in meaningful exchanges at one of our in-person events or virtual workshops. The in-person CBL 101 is a feature of the CBLD & CBLD Complete programs and there is no charge for attendance for organization enrolled in the program (check our events calendar for in-person events). The virtual CBL 101 is a half-day, online version of our premier training for new directors and can be accessed by organizations enrolled in any of our CBLD programs. (If your organization is not in CBLD, you can still plan to attend!)

Join us at a Co-op Cafe to enhance learning and alignment with other cooperators — register a large group to attend a Co-op Cafe near you!  The Co-op Cafes are sponsored by National Co+op Grocers (NCG), with additional support from National Cooperative Bank (NCB)

2020 Webinar Event Calendar

For our in-person events calendar, visit our events page.
For more information on registering for webinars, contact us at [email protected].

Webinars
Finance Training for Directors
(Four 75 min. sessions per series; each series offered quarterly)Q1: 4 Mondays in Feb; 2/3, 2/10, 2/17 & 2/24
Q2: 4 Tuesdays in May: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26
Q3: 4 Wednesdays in August: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26
Q4: 4 Thursdays in Nov. (except T-day): 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3
Policy Governance Deep Dive
(Single 75 min. session, offered quarterly)Q1: Monday, 3/2/20
Q2: Tuesday, 6/23/20
Q3: Wednesday, 9/16/20
Q4: Thursday, 12/10/20
Strategic Process for Top Leadership Teams
(Single 75 min. session, offered quarterly)Q1: Monday, 3/16/20
Q2: Tuesday, 6/2/20
Q3: Wednesday, 10/7/20
Q4: Thursday, 12/3/20
Being a Great Employer
(Single 75 min. session, offered quarterly)Q1: Monday, 3/16/20
Q2: Tuesday, 6/16/20
Q3: Wednesday, 9/2/20
Q4: Thursday, 12/17/20