Daniel Esko has been in the role of general manager at Berkshire Co-op Market in Great Barrington, MA for exactly a year. Even though he been at the co-op for years doing various jobs, including stock receiver, buyer and grocery manager, he knew that he needed to plan carefully how to start off right when he came back to the co-op as the general manager. He believed f(...) Learn more
The library is one of the top resources available in the food co-op sector for understanding all of the particulars of good governance, building a successful board-general manger relationship, and easily creating systems from organizational templates. From agenda planning to policy templates, you can find it all in our Library.
Here’s what you’ll find in the library:
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More than 3,500 co-op leaders have participated in a CBL 101 since 2005. The day provides a strong foundation for directors by covering these topics: Cooperative principles, values and history, legal roles and responsibilities, cooperative governance, financial understanding using the balance sheet.
Who should attend: While especially helpful for those new to co-op boards, all directors, candidates, general managers and successors are welcome to attend.
With the CBL 101 built into your co-op’s orientation plan, the session provides value both in the short term for those attending each session, and in the long term by maintaining a shared foundation for your board as directors come and go.
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