Join Us For a Board Leadership Webinar in May and Beyond

Join Us For a Board Leadership Webinar in May and Beyond

  |  April 24, 2020

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, will be focused on how boards can pivot to work effectively as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Registration is now open for our April 30 webinar, Supporting Your GM During a Pandemic. Registration is coming soon for our May webinars.


Supporting Your GM During a Pandemic

When: Thursday, April 30, 1 p.m. EST

Facilitated By: Michael Healy and Brittany Baird

Cost: Free to all, register in advance

The COVID-19 pandemic is testing the leadership of our co-ops and putting strain on General Managers across the country. Now, it’s more important than ever that our boards are thoughtful and proactive about providing support to General Managers experiencing unprecedented disruption to co-op operations. What can our directors do to help our co-ops to be steady, informed, and ready for the changing landscape of the future? Join Michael Healy & Brittany Baird for a conversation about courageous and creative board leadership.

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Financial Training for Directors

When: Tuesdays in May, 5/5-5/26, 8 p.m. EST

Facilitated By: Brittany Baird and Leslie Watson

Cost: Free to co-ops in the CBLD program. Contact for enrollment if you co-op is not in the program.

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Effective Virtual Meetings

When: Thursday May 7, 3 p.m. EST

Facilitated By: Michael Healy

Cost: Free to co-ops in the CBLD program. Enrollment limited to 12.

COVID-19 has upended our lives in so many ways, not the least of which are the restrictions on gathering in person. Many Boards of Directors have been thrown suddenly into the world of virtual meetings, and these sorts of meetings come with some particular quirks and constraints. In this workshop we will learn from each other as we explore a handful of tools and techniques that can help create effective and enjoyable virtual meetings. This session is intended for board chairs or others in the organization who are responsible for facilitating meetings.

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Articulating Your Co-op’s Value During a Pandemic and Beyond

When: Thursday, May 14, 1-2 p.m. EST

Facilitated By: Ben Sandel

Cost: Free to all (register in advance)

 So much is changing so quickly right now, and our co-ops are uniquely positioned to serve our owners and community today, and be practical alternatives to ‘business -as-usual’ in the future. We don’t have a crystal ball to see that future, but we can discuss together how our co-ops can have a larger role and how we can talk about our co-ops as important parts of a better society.

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Virtual 101

When: Saturday, May 23, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

Facilitated By: Michael Healy & Ben Sandel

Cost: Free to co-ops enrolled in CBLD, $75 participant for others

This is a half day online version of our longstanding Foundations for Directors class.

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Other Resources

Tips for Effective Virtual Meetings Field Guide

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

Spotlight on Safety and Security Webinars

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