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Board Policy Workshop

Board Policy Workshop

Board workshops held via WebEx events on Tuesday, Aug. 25 and Wednesday, Aug. 26

The Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors held workshops on the subject of board governance and policies on Tuesday, Aug. 25, and Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. via WebEx events. The public was welcome to attend virtually but could not comment. The public was given the option to address the Board of Directors by filling out this form, or there are opportunities for public comment during regular board meetings each month. 

An outside facilitator lead the workshops. No board actions were taken.

Workshop Videos


Workshop Minutes

Workshop Agenda

Day 1 Session: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Introduction (Craig Moody & Tim Burke) (1:00 – 1:15 p.m.)

  • Welcome and overview of workshop goals
  • Review of meeting ground rules

Board Governance Overview (Eric Douglas, Bill Slaton LRI) (1:15 – 1:30 p.m.)

  • Share reflections on current state of OPPD Board governance based on Board interviews

Discussion of Key Policy Principles and Recommendations (Eric Douglas, Bill Slaton, LRI) (1:30 – 2:30 p.m.)

  • Leading Resources Inc. Report
  • Discuss principles of policy governance
  • Discuss purpose and role of the Board
  • Discuss Board/CEO communication
  • Discuss Board/stakeholder communication
  • Determine next steps

Break: 2:30 - 2:45 p.m.  

Discussion of Process for Refining Board Policies (Eric Douglas, Bill Slaton, LRI) (2:45 – 3:30 p.m.)

  • Discuss current process and potential refinements
  • Determine next steps

Discussion of Next Steps (3:30 – 4:00 p.m.)

  • Recap next steps

Workshop Agenda

Day 2 Session: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Introduction (Eric Douglas, Bill Slaton, LRI) (1:00 – 1:15 p.m.)

  • Welcome and overview of workshop goals
  • Quick review of ground rules

Discuss Policies That Board Members and CEO Want To Revisit in Coming Year (Eric Douglas, Bill Slaton, LRI) (1:15 – 3:30 p.m.)

Break: 2:30 - 2:45 p.m. 

Conclusion (Eric Douglas, Bill Slaton, LRI) (3:30 – 4:00 p.m.)

  • Recap next steps
  • Share reflections