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Board Policy Workshop

Board Policy Workshop

Board Workshop Tuesday, Oct. 5

The Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors held a workshop on the subject of board governance and policies on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. via WebEx events and in person. The public was welcome to attend virtually or in person but could not comment. The public may 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 workshop. No board actions were taken.

Attend in person:

Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District
222 N. 10th St., Omaha, Neb. 68102

Webex Event Instructions - Board Policy Workshop

When it’s time to join, please click this link:

If you experience difficulty entering the meeting, visit, and use the information below to join:
Event Number: 2469 847 5787
Event Password: Oct2021 (6282021 from phones)

When joining, you will be prompted for your name and email. This information is only used to identify you as an attendee. If you do not wish to identify yourself, please use the following:
     ~ First Name: Public

     ~ Last Name: Attendee
     ~ Email:
Note: If you wish to make comments when public comments are allowed, you will be requested to identify yourself for the public record. 

If you want to join the meeting via Telephone only:
     ~ US Toll: +1-415-655-0001 
     ~ Toll Free: 1-844-621-3956

     ~ Access Code: 246 984 75787
     ~ Press # to continue without an attendee ID. 
When connected, you will be in listen only mode. Directions for public comments will be provided at the beginning of the meeting.

If you have trouble joining the WebEx Event, please visit the WebEx Help Center: 
How to use WebEx for Public Attendees

Workshop Video - Oct. 5


Workshop Agenda

Introduction: Amanda Bogner & Javier Fernandez (8:30 – 9 a.m.)

  • Safety Briefing
  • Welcome and overview of workshop goals
  • Review of meeting ground rules
  • Agenda

Discussion of Results of Board Survey and Recommendations: Scott Focht, Eric Douglas, Bill Slaton, LRI (9 a.m. – noon)

Break for Lunch: noon - 12:45 p.m.  

Discussion of Board Interviews and Governance Topics: Eric Douglas, Bill Slaton, LRI (12:45 – 3 p.m.)

  • Board Policy Binder (May 20, 2021)
  • Share reflections on current state of OPPD Board governance based on Board interviews
  • Delve into specific topics:
    • How can we improve upon our current policy monitoring process?
    • How can we better operationalize the Board's unity of control policy?
    • How can we assure continuity of Board and committee work across transitions in committee membership, committee chairs?
    • How can we assure strong communication from committees to the full Board?

Discussion of Next Steps (3:45 – 3:50 p.m.)

  • Recap next steps

Conclusion (3:50 – 4:00 p.m.)

  • Share reflections
  • Adjourn

2020 Workshop Archive

Workshop Videos - Aug. 25-26


Workshop Minutes and Supporting Material

Leading Resources Inc. Report
Discuss results of Board survey
Board Policy Binder
Workshop Minutes