The to-do list is seemingly endless: cash flow, team building, category management, board relations, reports, goal setting. Many general managers report feeling pulled in many directions during a typical workday, and too soon it seems, another day comes to a close. The feeling that nothing is ever quite finished can be disheartening.
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:
Sample policies, bylaws and training materials
The Co-op Cafe provides a day of highly interactive and engaging strategic conversations designed to build shared understanding and alignment at your co-op and among co-ops. Cafe conversations focus on participation, and building community and meaningful relationships in our co-ops as essential elements of growing our co-ops.
The Co-op Cafes are sponsored by the National Cooperative Grocers (NCG) and produced by the CDS Consulting Co-op as a series of regional events that make it possible for many people with various roles in a co-op to participate in a day of strategic conversation with people in similar roles at other co-ops in the region. There is a modest fee per participant.
Who should attend: Directors, general managers, managers involved in co-op development, membership and marketing staff, committee members and anyone involved in the co-op’s relationship with members and the community.
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