director orientation

Complaints and Operational Concerns: How Directors Can Respond Effectively

By |2019-09-09T19:19:48-04:00January 30th, 2016|

By Michael Healy 182 January-February 2016 As a director, you may notice or hear things about your co-op that may be cause for concern—or are at least worth asking about. How can you respond in a way that honors your sense of responsibility, your board’s clear delegation to the general manager (GM), and your GM’s professional judgment? Here is an approach that opens a [...]

Orienting New Directors

By |2020-05-13T17:55:46-04:00July 24th, 2015|

An effective orientation for new directors can help your board quickly integrate and benefit from the contributions of its newest members – shortening and decreasing the intensity of the naturally occurring “storming” phase that occurs when integrating new members into your team. While there will still be plenty of “on the job” learning during the first several board meetings, a good orientation process can [...]

Be the Best You Can Be—Quicker

By |2019-09-09T21:15:21-04:00May 2nd, 2012|

By Nina Johnson 160 May - June - 2012 You know the feeling: you walk into your first meeting, you don’t know anyone, you’re not sure what to say or do, and everyone but you seems to know what’s going on. That’s how it can feel for a newly elected board director who has had no orientation, and this feeling can last for months. [...]

Perpetuating a Strong Board

By |2009-07-22T22:50:30-04:00July 22nd, 2009|

A director should be equally as concerned with the future of the governance of their co-op as they are with the issues of the present day.  Recruitment and orientation of new directors is the role of all board members, all year long. This Online Recorded Workshop gives thorough walk-through of the processes, and high-level thinking required for healthy board recruitment. [...]

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