NRECA CCD 2600, 2610, 2620

Wednesday, November 20, 2024 9:00 AM - Friday, November 22, 2024 3:00 PM (CST)


NRECA CCD 2600, 2610, 2620
November 20-22, 2024 (W 9-4:30, Th 8-3, F 8-3)
MREA Office

11640 73rd Ave N
Maple Grove, MN 55369

The first part of NRECA’s three-part Director Education Program, the Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) program consists of five courses that focus on basic governance knowledge and the essential skills required of cooperative directors. The CCD prepares directors to fulfill their fiduciary duty as elected officials serving on behalf of their membership. Upon completion of all five CCD courses, directors are awarded the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate by NRECA. Once the CCD is completed, participants can then pursue the Board Leadership Certificate.

2600.1 - Director Duties and Liabilities
Boards are responsible for directing the affairs of the corporation. This
course discusses and explains the duties of loyalty, obedience, and due
care, and the need for directors to acquire the minimum knowledge and
skills necessary to fulfill their responsibilities within the cooperative context.
• An overview of today’s multi-billion dollar electric utility business
• The concepts and values that govern cooperatively owned businesses
and related types of organizations
• Legal and regulatory concepts affecting public utilities
• Key legal documents such as articles of incorporation and bylaws
• The role of management and guidelines for maintaining an effective
relationship with the CEO

2610.1 - Understanding the Electric Business
The electric utility industry is an evolving high-tech system that must be
designed and engineered to meet regulatory and consumer standards for
reliability, quality, and safety. This requires an appropriate investment on a
planned and ongoing basis. This course provides directors with an understanding
of the key components of the electric utility industry.
• The basic functions and cost components of generation, transmission and
• Current and emerging technologies that are impacting utility operations
and policies
Issues related to distributed generation that the board may need to address
How environmental issues and national policies impact the cooperative
The board’s role to ensure a safe working environment

2620.1 - Board Operations and Process
The board of directors is responsible for managing the affairs of the corporation.
In fulfilling its duties, the board typically can only take official action via
majority vote in a duly convened meeting. This course focuses on the legal
requirements for holding board meetings and also on the human factors and
group processes that make such meetings productive and effective.
• Identifying the individuals and groups with whom the board must maintain
effective working relationships
• Understanding, working with, and responding to members
• How public officials and opinion leaders impact the cooperative and the
board’s role in building and maintaining effective relationships
• Lessons and guidelines regarding key internal relationships: with the
board chair, with the attorney, and within the cooperative.

$643 per class - Members
$743 per class - Non Members



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Minnesota Rural Electric Association | MREA
11640 73rd Ave N
Maple Grove, MN 55369 United States
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Karen Miller
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Wednesday, November 20, 2024 9:00 AM - Friday, November 22, 2024 3:00 PM (CST)
W 9:00a-4:30p Th 8:00a-3:00p F 8:00a-3:00p
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