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Overview


Understanding the unique aspects of the cooperative business model better prepares directors to lead organizations with purpose, not profit, at their core. In this online course, participants will explore the cooperative principles and define how they provide a competitive advantage for today’s co-op organizations.

KEY TOPICS

  • Describe the role cooperative business enterprises play in the world’s economy.

  • Distinguish the cooperative business model from other business models.

  • Articulate the seven cooperative principles and how those are applied in today’s electric cooperatives.

  • Understand the history of electric cooperatives–how and why they were created; the challenges they have overcome through the years.

  • Be able to identify future challenges facing electric co-ops and the cooperative business model.

ONLINE COURSE FORMAT

We’ve tailored this online training to be a rich educational experience that you can participate in without travel. A greater focus will be on the instructor’s expertise and experience while teaching the course content. Questions and comments are welcome and managed in a way that supports collaboration and interaction and avoids having one person speak over another. This class will be limited to 20 participants. Enrollment is first come, first served.

The course will be divided into two sessions and delivered over two consecutive days. You must participate in both sessions to earn course credit.

FEATURES OF THIS ONLINE COURSE
  • NRECA instructor

  • No travel required

  • Co-op specific content

  • BLC credit awarded upon completion
  • Continuing education awarded toward Director Gold

CREDITS

NRECA – 1 credit

CEU – 0.6 credits

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Fees

$559 per participant

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