|Director completes “Director Certification Program”|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Thursday, 19 January 2012 16:04|
Rick Taylor, a director of the Frenchman Valley Farmers Co-op of Imperial, recently completed a four-phase educational program co-sponsored by the Nebraska Cooperative Council and CoBank. He will receive a Certificate of Recognition acknowledging completion of the program.
The Director Certification Program is a unique educational program specifically designed to assist cooperative directors to more fully understand their ever-changing responsibilities.
The program has been presented annually at various locations throughout Nebraska since its inception in 1978. More than 7,700 phases have been completed.
The program consists of four one-day courses designed to help participants become more effective cooperative directors. Some of the workshop topics include legal obligations of directors; cooperative principles and practices; using financial statements in making decisions; the benefits of long-range planning; capitalization of cooperatives; and a director’s role in establishing proper controls. Workshop segments are patterned to closely follow the growing responsibilities of cooperative Robert C. Andersen, President of the Nebraska Cooperative Council of Lincoln, said, “As today’s cooperatives become more complex, continuing education for local cooperative directors is even more important to ensure the success of local cooperatives as they strive to meet the needs of their members. The Council continues to place a high priority on director education programs because education will be a key factor in determining the future success of Nebraska’s cooperatives.”
The Nebraska Cooperative Council is the trade association for agricultural cooperatives. Over 90 percent of the agricultural cooperatives throughout Nebraska are members of the Council.