Policy Register Template Users’ Guide

Co-op boards that use Policy Governance® write policies as a way to codify their agreements for how they will work together, how they will delegate [...]

Leadership Means Learning from Our Mis-Steps

At Onion River/City Market in Burlington, VT mistakes were made involving staff inclusion. Kyle Larson tells the story from his perspective and highlights the strengths [...]

Components of a Successful System of Accountable Empowerment

Accountable Empowerment It is always important for a co-op board of directors to have good systems of accountability in place to provide proper and strategic [...]

Video Field Guide: Board Self-Monitoring

Video Field Guide: Four Pillars – Accountable Empowerment Part 2

Further explanation of the cycle of empowerment and accountability and how it functions on behalf of co-op owners.

Video Field Guide: The Job of the Board

Video Field Guide: Introduction to the Four Pillars

Succinct introduction to the Four Pillars of Cooperative Governance: Teaming, Accountable Empowerment, Democracy and Strategic Leadership, and how these concepts strengthen co-ops and communities. This [...]

Orienting New Directors

An effective orientation for new directors can help your board quickly integrate and benefit from the contributions of its newest members – shortening and decreasing [...]

Video Field Guide: What is the Governance Position?

Video Field Guide: The Four Policies

Video Field Guide: Four Pillars: Intro To Accountable Empowerment

Understand how accountable empowerment of the board and general manager works in practice.

Annual Monitoring Report Check Sheet

Case Study: Open Book Management Changes Co-op Culture

Mississippi Market St. Paul, MN Year founded:  1979 Equity investment:  $90 Number of members:  15,500 Number of employees:  210 Retail locations:  Selby Ave., West 7th, [...]

4 Pillars of Cooperative Governance Self-Assessment Tool

Boards can use this survey tool to do a broad, self-assessment of their own work. It utilizes the 4 Pillars of Co-op Governance as an [...]

Policy Governance Quick Guide

In this new Policy Governance Quick Guide, you'll find an overview for how this operating system for boards provides an underlying framework on which boards [...]

Great Idea: Using Financial Conditions Monitoring Templates

In the GM Report Support section of the CBLD Library you will find easy to use financial monitoring report templates.   Balance sheets, Income/Expense (aka [...]

Team Meeting Agenda Sample

Code of Conduct Sample

Accountability = Job Satisfaction

General Manager Contract Template

Updated: August 2nd, 2016 Every board of directors of a retail food cooperative should strive to be an excellent employer for their general manager, the [...]