Daly Earns Director Gold Certificate

SDCEA director Dan Daly (right) was recently recognized for his achievement by SDCEA Board Chair Joe Redetzke (left).

SDCEA director Dan Daly earned the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Director Gold Credential, the highest level of achievement in NRECA’s Board Director Certificate Programs. Daly was recently recognized for the achievement by SDCEA Board Chair Joe Redetzke.

NRECA’s Board Director Certificate Programs help electric cooperative directors, at every stage of their service, understand their roles and responsibilities, stay up-to-date on the key issues and trends in the industry, and prepare them to meet the challenges facing electric cooperatives now and in the future. NRECA offers director education courses throughout each year.

For a director to earn the Director Gold Credential, they must have already earned the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate (CCD) and Board Leadership Certificate (BLC) and earn three additional credits from the BLC series of courses. Unlike the CCD and BLC certificates, Director Gold includes a continuing education requirement that calls for directors to earn three credits of approved course work and/or conferences every two years to maintain their Director Gold status. Earning the CCD consists of completing five courses that provide knowledge and skills required of co-op directors.

The BLC is earned through a series of courses focusing in greater depth on specific industry and governance issues. Ten are required, as well as having the CCD credential.