May 11, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CT
Compeer Financial, Sun Prairie, WI
This is the third course in our Governance Training Series for New Directors. Attendees will learn about strategies for developing an efficient board including meeting facilitation, how to use committees, what to expect as a director, etc. Attendees will have the opportunity to tackle multiple scenarios with other participants to practice utilizing the tools and information presented. We hope you will join us!
|9:30 a.m.||Registration and Refreshments|
|10:00 a.m.||What Activities Should You Expect As a Board?
Using the lens of the board calendar, we will explore a number of tools that you and your board can employ to fulfill your responsibilities to the co-op and work effectively and efficiently together:
|12:00 p.m.||Lunch (included with registration)
|1:00 p.m.||Tools for Governance Success
|2:30 p.m.||Board Meeting Best Practices
|3:30 p.m.||Q&A and Adjourn|
Executive Director, UW Center for Cooperatives
As Executive Director, Courtney develops research, outreach, and education programs on cooperatives and provides support to new and established cooperatives in a wide range of industries. Her areas of expertise include cooperative education, business development, cooperative finance and governance, and innovative uses of the cooperative model.
Cooperative Development Specialist, UW Center for Cooperatives
Kelly Maynard is part of the team of Cooperative Development Specialists at the Center, focusing her work on supporting food and agricultural enterprises in rural communities. She enjoys working with diverse groups as they refine their cooperative business proposition and she prioritizes facilitation and learning about group process and governance in the early stages of cooperative development.
Registration & Logistics
- Registration cost includes program, materials, coffee break, and lunch.
There is a limited number of scholarships available for cooperatives with demonstrated need for financial assistance, which may include:
- Board members or organizers from start-up cooperatives
Board members from emerging cooperatives that are in the process of becoming operational and already incorporated as a cooperative
Board members from established cooperatives that have limited financial capabilities.
Please contact Kelly Maynard at Kelly.Maynard@wisc.edu for more information.