Board Leadership Development
Articles from CDS Consulting publications
Articles in Cooperative Grocer
Other works by Rose Marie Klee
“My purpose is to give people the information and tools that allow them to spend their meeting time on what’s most important,” she said. She believes that mastering the fundamentals of governance process gives boards the skills to take their co-ops to the next level. “We’re in a time now when co-ops have the opportunity to transform their local economies,” Rose Marie said, and she is especially keen to work with co-ops and organizations that want to make a transition to high-functioning governance. Rose Marie also believes that board work should be engaging and enjoyable, and this is an important component of building an effective board. “It’s really fun and very powerful when governance is done well,” she said.
Rose Marie has played a pivotal leadership role in cooperative development in Austin, Texas, giving her extensive experience working with groups that get results. She has been board president of the Wheatsville Food Co-op, and a member of the Black Star Co-op Brew Pub board (the world’s first co-op brewpub!).
She is also a founding participant of the Austin Co-op Think Tank, a group that brings together co-ops from all sectors to work collaboratively on expanding awareness of the benefits of cooperative economics in the city of Austin. She is also “deeply in love with Austin” and her pride and commitment is evident through her involvement not just in co-ops, but as an appointee to the Austin Airport Advisory Commission (February 2012-October 2013), the CityWorks Academy, and the 2011 Leadership Austin Essential Class.
Rose Marie’s services include:
Gaining Grocery Fluency
Solutions: Grab and Go - July 2017
Officer Elections and Board Leadership
Solutions: Grab and Go - May 2017
Components of a Successful System of Accountable Empowerment
Solutions: Grab and Go - December 2015
Grab and Go Governance
Solutions: Grab and Go - February 2015
Articulate Co-op Purpose and Meaning through Strategic Leadership
Solutions: May-June 2014
See You at CCMA!
Solutions: May-June 2014
Strategic Alignment of Board and Co-op Owners
Solutions: September-October 2013
Meet Rose Marie Klee—Our Newest CBLD Consultant
CBLD Connections: December 2012
Wheatsville's BIG Direction
Cooperation and the Transformation of Society: Co-op think tank examines mutual benefits
Making Ourselves Accountable: Board self-evaluation fosters reflection, constant improvement
Click here for a link to a radio interview with Rose Marie Klee
Dan Gillotte, General Manager, Wheatsville Co-op Austin, Texas
Mark Wochner, former Board president, Black Star Co-op, Austin, Texas