(913.1) Cooperative Foundations: Co-op Legacy, Principles & Impact on Communities

Offered: Face-to-Face, On-site

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Understanding the unique aspects of the cooperative business model better prepares directors to lead organizations with purpose not profit at their core. This is especially important in this the International Year of Cooperatives. Course participants will explore the cooperative principles and define how they provide a competitive advantage for today's co-op organizations.

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KEY TOPICS

  • Describe the role cooperative business enterprises play in the world's economy;
  • Assess how their local electric co-op embodies the co-op spirit and how they personally articulate the co-op difference
  • Understand the history of electric cooperatives –how and why they were created and the challenges they have overcome through the years, and
  • Explain the importance of purpose-driven businesses, engagement and grassroots advocacy among cooperative directors and other co-op leaders

WHERE TO TAKE THIS COURSE
NRECA offers the opportunity to take this course several times each year at the following events:


NOTE: Please check each event's schedule to see what courses are being offered.

ONSITE TRAINING
Additionally, these courses can be delivered onsite at your co-op, statewide or G&T. Learn more about our onsite training opportunities.

CREDITS

NRECA – 1 credit

CEU – 0.6 credits

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Certification/Continuing Education
Angie Hylton, Senior Certification Specialist

703-907-5656 | angie.hylton@nreca.coop

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