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Surfing the Governance Waves

Session date/time: 
Fri, 3/1 -
3:30pm to 4:45pm
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Session Location: 
Milwaukee Room A

From stage 1 to stage 2 to stage 3, the board of directors of a startup food co-op has to be prepared for many changes in their role. Your responsibilities in stage 1 are quite different from your responsibilities when the doors are about to open and your GM is on-site, how do you prepare? When a board doesn’t understand their role as it evolves, time and effectiveness is lost, and your co-op can feel the repercussions in potentially big ways.  With each milestone your startup food co-op reaches, a wave of change comes at the board, join co-op governance expert Joel Kopischke and Jacqueline Hannah of Food Co-op Initiative for a map of the waves ahead, lessons on how to stay on top of your governance surfboard, and tips on what to do if the waves wipe you out.

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