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Expansion Projects: Preparing your co-op for successful growth

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 [...]

Board Holism

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 [...]

Ends to Ends Strategic Process

Chapters: Overview Ends to Interpretation Interpretations to Strategic Planning Planning to Action Ends Reporting Communicating Ends Accomplishment Note: Click to view all chapters      

De-Mystifying Ends

Table of Contents (links to youtube) Chapter 1: Governance = Accountability and Empowerment Chapter 2: Understanding Ends and their Role in PG Chapter 3: How [...]

    Monitoring staff treatment using staff survey data

    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 Connections II

    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 [...]

    Developing a Pool of Candidates

    Excerpted from Perpetuating a Strong Board

    The Board’s Role in Expansion

    Building a Board Budget

    Boards and Strategic Thinking

    Starting Off Right With Your New General Manager

    Guest Panelists: Melanie Reid, GM, Just Food Co-op Terry Bowling, GM, La Montañita Co-op

    Co-op Connections

    Panelists: Paul Hazen, CEO, National Cooperative Business Association (and UN International Year of the Cooperative) Charles Gould, Director General, International Cooperative Alliance Robynn Shrader, CEO, [...]

    How to be a Successful Board Chair/President

    Panelists Alex Gyori - GM, Brattleboro Donna Stroup - Board President, Bloomingfoods Steve Peterson - Board President, Oneota

    Building Successful Board/GM Relationship

    Presented by Art Sherwood & Todd Wallace CBLD Board Consultants   Panelists Amy Holt - Board President Lexington Co-op Market Buffalo, NY Rose Marie Klee [...]

    Thinking Strategically About Patronage Dividends

    Boards, staff grievances, and maintaining the governance position

    Planning for Board Leader Succession

    with guests: Mary Pat Linck of the Marquette Food Co-op, Marquette, MI Carolyn Micek of the Community Mercantile (aka The Merc), Lawrence, KS  

    Perpetuating a Strong Board

    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 [...]

    Acting on GM Monitoring Reports

    Linking to Members