Fall RoundUp 2021

October 25-26, 2021 • VMD Training Center Virtual



October 25th & 26th

1:00 – 4:00 Both Days*


BLC 952.1 Increasing Influence & Building Board Consensus

Electric cooperative boards face new challenges in finance, technology, and energy transition while navigating shifting population demographics. This course provides directors with the skills necessary to successfully meet these complex challenges. Through group discussion and case studies, participants will learn enhanced conflict resolution, negotiation techniques, how to navigate difficult power asymmetries, establishing influence, and the importance of team diversity in avoiding group think.

Facilitator: Lauren Gore

Co-founder and Partner, LDR Investment Group, Lead Principal at LDR Advisory Partners

​With a background in law, risk management, and operations, Lauren Gore’s practice specializes in the design, implementation, and operation of complex multi-party strategic growth ventures. In addition, Gore regularly teaches executive and board-level courses in negotiation, probability and decision-making methodologies. 

Before LDR, Gore was a deals and projects attorney with Baker Botts LLP. He served in the United States Army as an Airborne-Ranger qualified Infantry Officer with a combat deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. Gore serves as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors for Combined Arms, a veteran serving non-profit organization committed to uniting veteran service organizations through data and communities. Prior to his graduation from Harvard Law School, Lauren taught interest based negotiation courses with Harvard University’s Program on Negotiations at both Harvard and Tufts Universities. Lauren is also a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. 

For more information, visit LDR Leadership​.

*One online course divided into two sessions. You must participate in both sessions to earn course credit.

(Updated 9/20/21)

Monday, October 25
8:30 am
Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting

– A separate invite will be sent to committee members
– RSVPs are handled separately

10:00 am
Association Board Budget Meeting

– A separate invite will be sent to VMDAEC board members
– RSVPs are handled separately

1:00 pm
Virtual Director Training Class Begins
(via WebEx)
4:00 pm

Tuesday, October 26
1:00 pm
Virtual Director Training Class Begins
(via WebEx)
4:00 pm


Safety Statement:

The Association continues to monitor the situation with COVID and the Delta variant. Everyone’s health and safety are our top priority. We will keep everyone informed if there are any changes to the event due to state or federal restrictions. Once we get closer to the director training a specific set of guidelines will be sent out to the participants and you will have the opportunity to cancel your registration. We will honor cancellation requests received on or before October 8, 2021. After that date, we will be responsible for facilitator and food expenses and will not be able to issue refunds.


Hotel Accommodations:

For a list of hotels near the training center, with special rates for our members, click here.



BLC 952.1: $500 per person

Limited to 30 attendees!

The deadline to register is October 7th.

Questions? Contact Brandon Burton, Director of Continuing Education at [email protected] or (804) 297-3485.