Mar 21 | Damariscotta, Maine

In an abundance of caution, Columinate has decided to cancel the upcoming CBL 101 on Saturday, 3/21, in Damariscotta. We are guided in this decision by local, state and federal health authorities’ recommendation that people minimize group gatherings right now, in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

We will be working with Rising Tide Co-op to reschedule the training for later this year, and will let you know when a date is set.  In  the meantime, please stay safe and healthy!



Foundations for Board Governance – Cooperative Board Leadership 101

Create a solid foundation for shared understanding. CBL 101 is 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. The day-long event provides a strong base overview of: cooperative governance; financial understanding using the balance sheet; cooperative principles, values, and history; and legal roles and responsibilities.

Build CBL 101 into your co-op’s orientation plan to maintain a shared and lasting foundation. This session provides value both in the short-term, for those who attend each session, and in the long-term, supporting continuity for your board as directors come and go.

Who should attend: While especially helpful for those new to co-op boards, this is also a great refresher for seasoned directors and general managers. Candidates and successors are also encouraged to attend, to build capacity.

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