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      Gary O'BrienGary O’Brien

      MEC case study…
      It’s important to recognize the value of having a skilled/experience BOD to run your cooperative. But, MEC approach was wrong, in my opinion.
      All cooperatives need to be managed effectively & efficiently for the greater good of the cooperative. MEC should have developed a ‘competency-based’ approach to acquire its Directors from its membership. These skills/experience are displayed to their membership in advance of elections. As a matter of consideration…the board can prepare this approach as a resolution to be approved by the membership.
      The greater membership of any cooperative will select directors based on competencies. it’s important to advocate it as part of the cooperative charter/doctrine.

      Although, with this approach you will see directors elected that have some competencies that are void. It would be my recommendation that MEC any any other cooperative adopt an aggressive PD/educational agenda for elected directors to ensure their required competencies are at full capacity in their first term as director.

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      Jen BudneyJen Budney

      Thanks for these thoughts, Gary! Education for board members is so important. But also education for the general membership – how much of this does MEC do?

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