Courses
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    • Face-to-face
    • Online
    • On-site

October 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET
October 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET

Overview


The cooperative business model provides unique advantages to electric co-ops in today's challenging and shifting energy environment. Electric cooperatives that live their purpose and operate in accordance with the cooperative business model empower their members to improve their quality of life. This course is designed to help directors to tap into the strategic advantage of the cooperative structure through greater understanding and use of the cooperative principles and values.

It is suggested but not required that participants first take Cooperative Foundations: Co-op Legacy, Principles and Impact on Communities (913.1)

KEY TOPICS
  • The meaning of a "cooperative culture" and the board's role in shaping it
  • Using a cooperative culture as a key component in your co-op's member engagement strategy
  • Moving from a monopoly mindset to a competitive one through the advantages of the cooperative structure
  • How the cooperative structure can attract and retain the next generation of co-op employees and leaders
  • Using the cooperative structure as a key driver of economic development in their service territory
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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