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3rd Jul, 2019

Cooperative Board Leadership Development Program (CBLD)

By |2021-12-22T14:19:41-05:00July 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 help [...]

29th Jul, 2010

Building a Successful Board-GM Relationship

By |2019-08-21T20:36:00-04:00July 29th, 2010|

Presented by Art Sherwood & Todd Wallace CBLD Board Consultants   Panelists Amy Holt - Board President Lexington Co-op Market Buffalo, NY Rose Marie Klee - Board President Wheatsville Food Co-op Austin, TX George Huntington - GM Bloomingfoods Bloomington, IN Lori Burge - Development Mgr. People's Food Co-op Portland, OR    

20th Jan, 2021

Gender Equity Project

By |2022-03-09T14:46:31-05:00January 20th, 2021|

Despite cooperatives' history of commitment to values of social progress, our recent study of the General Manager Compensation Database reveals that grocery co-op General Managers who identify as female are paid significantly less than their male counterparts. We'll be sharing our findings over the coming year, but our work doesn't end in bringing this to light. Launched in early [...]

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 [...]

9th Jan, 2013

Minute Taking Essentials

By |2021-08-13T12:07:37-04:00January 9th, 2013|

Keeping good records is one part of a board’s legal Duty of Care; as the record of what happens at meetings, the minutes are an important tool for fulfilling this duty. In practice, minutes primarily serve as a tool for helping directors remember what the board decided at previous meetings, and secondarily as a way to keep our co-op’s members informed about the actions [...]

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 [...]

16th Aug, 2019

GM Report Support

By |2020-04-15T00:19:52-04:00August 16th, 2019|

The CBLD Policy Template GM Report Support Compilation GM Report Support By Policy Video Guides About the GM Report Support Project In 2005, GMs asked for support and the opportunity to collaborate [...]

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