With Appearances by: Bill Gessner, Expansion Consultant, CDS Consulting Co-op John Hatton, Board Chair, Brattleboro Food Co-op Alex Gyori, GM, Brattleboro Food Co-op Hether Jonna, Board Chair, People's Kalamazoo Chris Dilley, GM, People's Kalamazoo Margo O'Brien, GM, St. Peter Food Co-op Kim Davis, Board Chair, Three Rivers Market
The core concern of co-op board members is how to fulfill their fiduciary responsibility to the co-op and communicate their work to owners. Thane Joyal and Todd Wallace illuminate a path to success for implementing board holism, or speaking with one voice. “Process is key,” Wallace said, and this online [...]
Chapters: Overview Ends to Interpretation Interpretations to Strategic Planning Planning to Action Ends Reporting Communicating Ends Accomplishment Note: Click to view all chapters
Table of Contents (links to youtube) Chapter 1: Governance = Accountability and Empowerment Chapter 2: Understanding Ends and their Role in PG Chapter 3: How to Write Effective Compelling Ends Policy Chapter 4: Effective Ends Policies: "Before & After" Chapter 5: Summary & Resources
CBLD Policy Template and other resources (links to the CBLD Library) GM Report Support: Staff Treatment Related articles in Cooperative Grocer Colter, Carolee, and Mary Courteau. “Counting on Co-op Employees.” Cooperative Grocer #141, March-April 2009. Scholl, Marilyn. “The Board Role in the Accountability Stream.” Cooperative Grocer #130, May-June 2007.
Paul Hazen, CEO, National Cooperative Business Association (and UN International Year of the Cooperative) Charles Gould, Director General, International Cooperative Alliance Robynn Shrader, CEO, National Cooperative Grocers Association (and NCGA DC) Stuart Reid, Executive Director, Food Co-op Initiative Marilyn Scholl, Manager, CDS Consulting Co-op Kevin Edberg, Executive Director, Cooperative Development Services (and Cooperation Works) Watch [...]
Excerpted from Perpetuating a Strong Board