What makes a good director?

This basic primer is for all housing co-op directors. Good directors need to know what they can do as individuals to ensure a board’s success.

We’ve all heard about a director’s fiduciary duty and the duty of care. But how do these important concepts translate into the daily demand for good governance and principled leadership in our co-ops? What does "acting in the best interest of the co-op" really mean? How must a director and the board handle situations of conflict of interest?

We'll also explore:

  • how you can contribute to the results your board needs
  • how to work together as directors
  • what you need to get the job done right

This three-hour workshop can be combined with What makes a good board? for a full-day Board of directors workshop, or parts can be brought to you as a mini-workshop of 1.5 hours.

Available as a portable workshop

Co-op basics