Event Calendar

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Increasing Influence and Building Board Consensus (BLC)

Start Date: 10/17/2023 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 10/17/2023 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Holiday Inn South

4751 Owen Ayers Ct
Eau Claire, WI  United States  54701

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Wendy Fassbind
Email: wendy@weca.coop
Phone: (608) 467-4589

Location: Holiday Inn South
Room Block Name:  WECA
Room Cut-Off:
Rate: TBD

Increasing Influence and Building Board Consensus (BLC #952.1)
1-1/2 Skill Builder Credits

Electric cooperative boards face new challenges in finance, technology, and energy transition while navigating shifting population demographics. This course provides directors with the skills necessary to successfully meet these complex challenges. Through group discussion and case studies, participants will learn negotiation techniques, how to navigate difficult power asymmetries, establishing influence, and the importance of team diversity in avoiding group think.

Key topics:
  • Navigating power asymmetries on a team and building your authority.
  • Exploring demographic and cognitive diversity in teams and recruiting for diversity.
  • Building consensus through interest-based negotiation.
  • Recognize and avoid groupthink in the boardroom.

Please note that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Associate Membership

Associate membership in the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association provides a continuing opportunity for providers of goods, services, materials, and equipment to build and maintain networking contacts with Wisconsin's electric co-ops and others with interests and needs related to all aspects of the electric power industry.

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