Explorations in Governance Series

Explorations in Governance Series

Sep 01 | Online event

Explorations In Governance

This multi-session series will examine various aspects of governance, including both practical skill-building as well as exploration of broader governance concepts and issues. Whether your board uses Policy Governance or another approach to governance, this series will offer thought-provoking ideas and powerful techniques to deepen your board’s effectiveness. Offered quarterly in 2021.

Free to CBLD enrollees.  

$150 per person if not enrolled in CBLD.

If enrolled in CBLD, please ensure there is no charge at checkout.  If there is, make sure you’ve selected your co-op name properly.  If you have, and it still wants to charge you, please email us for support.

 

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Series Session Dates:

 

Wednesday September 1st, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET — Policy Governance Essentials

Hosted by Ben Sandel and Hether Frayer. Have you heard of Policy Governance but don’t know what it is? Are you part of a co-op or organization that is starting to think about your governance structure? Join us to learn more about a popular and widely used governance system used by cooperatives and other mission-driven organizations.

 

Wednesday September 8th, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET — Effective Monitoring of Executive Limitations Policies

Hosted by Todd Wallace. In Policy Governance, executive limitations monitoring is a key component of the system, and practicing it well is integral to creating a healthy relationship between the board and GM. In this session we will do a deep dive into the practice and process of executive limitations monitoring, and talk about the capabilities required to do this well.

Note: This workshop assumes a working knowledge of Policy Governance principles or prior experience with the Policy Governance system.

 

Wednesday September 15th, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET — Policy Governance Puzzles

Hosted by Michael Healy. Building on an understanding of PG gained in sessions 1 and 2 of this series, we will explore some common questions and dilemmas that arise in actual practice. This is an opportunity to build your fluency in using this system so that your board can do great work on behalf of your co-op.

 

Wednesday September 22nd, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET — Governing in Crisis & Change

Hosted by Joshua Youngblood & Thane Joyal. This session will offer tools and experiences from board leaders on guiding their cooperatives through situations presenting challenges with trust, alignment, organizational success, or transformation. We will consider how to apply some guiding principles from Policy Governance and also bring forward wisdom from other sources. Participants will work in small groups with case studies to practice responding to different types of crises and growth inflection points. We will look closely to see what has (and hasn’t) worked, and consider good practices with the values and ideals of our cooperative organizations in mind.

 

Wednesday September 29th, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET — Meaningful Member Representation

Hosted by Leslie Watson and Michael Healy. Most would agree that meaningful representation of members is critically important to effective cooperative governance. But agreement can quickly turn to confusion when we begin to parse what we actually mean by “representation,” much less what it entails. In the closing session of this series, we will explore this perennially fascinating question together, through a mix of panel and small group discussion.

 

Free to CBLD enrollees.  

$150 per person if not enrolled in CBLD.

If enrolled in CBLD, please ensure there is no charge at checkout.  If there is, make sure you’ve selected your co-op name properly.  If you have, and it still wants to charge you, please email us for support.

 

Click to Register

 

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