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Understanding the unique aspects of the cooperative business model better prepares directors to lead organizations with purpose, not profit, at their core. 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.
  • 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.
WHERE TO TAKE THIS COURSE

NRECA offers the opportunity to take this course several times each year at the following events:

  • Summer School for Directors (East | West) - all 2600-level courses; a selection of 900-level courses

  • Winter School for Directors - all 2600-level courses; a selection of 900-level courses

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


ON-SITE TRAINING

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

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NRECA – 1 credit
CEU – 0.6 credits

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