NRECA is seeking co-op employees who have demonstrated their leadership potential and/or management capabilities, show a strong interest in the cooperative principles and business model and a strong commitment to your co-op’s membership. Typically, these employees are seen as your "next" leaders (not currently a supervisor), have less than 10 years of total* work experience and have not attended an NRECA Annual Meeting.
*Not just co-op experience
Benefits of the Next Generation Leaders Experience
Program participants will:
Learn about major industry-wide issues and gain a national perspective on what matters most to our business.
Share insights, and exchange ideas and experiences with fellow next generation leaders in the co-op family.
Learn how priorities are set for NRECA and its member cooperatives.
Gain a better understanding of younger cooperative members motivations and habits through dialogue with the Youth Leadership Council.
In addition to the regular Annual Meeting activities, there will be focused programming for Next Generation Leaders which will include the following:
How to Participate
Annual Meeting registration opens in mid-November. When registration opens, you will be able to register employees for the Next Generation Leaders Experience by selecting the “Next Generation Leaders” fee option during the Annual Meeting registration process. Registration is capped at 40 participants. Costs are identical to that of a standard attendee.
Next Generation Leaders in the News
RE Magazine recently checked in with some alumni from the past few years to see what this experience meant to them.
Read What Past Participants Had to Say:
"I think this is really a great program for young leaders at co-ops."
"I have made connections and already used them! I have also applied knowledge that I learned in the program at my cooperative."
"I felt the program was valuable as a means of networking with others in similar positions/stages of their careers."
"I really liked that we were separate and had our own agenda, which added to my appreciation for and understanding of the Annual Meeting. Next year, I'll feel more prepared."
- Cooperative Principles and Practices
- Self-Awareness / Continual Learning
- Interpersonal Skills
- Conflict Management
Supervisory, Management and Leadership Competencies