2022 Cooperative University

Customize your professional development by choosing from multiple courses based on core and supervisory, management and leadership competencies to best suit your job role and achieve your educational goals.

Cooperative University (Co-op U®) is the professional development and networking event for all electric cooperative employees. Co-op U® gives you the freedom to build a learning experience that best fits YOUR professional goals all in one location— minimizing costs to your co-op. Maximize your time with us by earning credits* toward each of these programs while gaining practical tools and resources you can share with your teams back at the co-op!

Cooperative Career Essentials Program (CCEP)

The Cooperative Career Essentials Program (CCEP) is a learning portfolio designed to provide the knowledge, skills and abilities every co-op employee, regardless of role or tenure, needs to best serve their co-op and members.

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Supervisor and Manager Development Program (SMDP)

Further customize your learning by registering for courses from our Supervisor and Manager Development Program (SMDP)— a flexible, co-op-specific education program focused on strengthening the leadership skills, knowledge and abilities needed to hire, manage performance, communicate effectively, motivate team members and make decisions.

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Certified Key Account Executive (CKAE®)

The Certified Key Account Executive Program (CKAE®) helps key account executives and their electric co-ops construct and implement a winning key accounts management program, or further strengthen a program already in place. The CKAE Certification establishes that you have attained certain knowledge of and experience in the key account competencies. Participants can sign up for certification immediately after completing key account coursework and will have six months from the date that they pass the exam to complete all program requirements.

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Not Sure Where to Start?

Take a look at these suggested learning paths:

  1. New or incoming supervisors: Individuals who are new to supervising others, or want to prepare themselves for a supervisory role, should consider the following course schedule to build the foundational skills needed to lead others: 710.1, 711.1, 712.1, 713.1, 714.1.

  2. Interaction with Others: Choose the following courses to build the tools and skills needed to interact best with others (your co-workers, members, and teammates): 718.1, 5201.1, 5306.05 and 5307.05.

  3. Business Acumen: To increase your business, organizational and co-op industry knowledge to improve one’s own job performance, look at these CCEP courses: 5301.1, 5205.1, 5115,1, and 5101.1.

*Credits earned apply to one specified program. Credits are not interchangeable between multiple programs.

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We value the health and safety of our members, staff and all other event participants; therefore, our focus is to create an environment that provides practical safeguards for every person involved. By registering for this event, you are agreeing to comply with NRECA’s Event Code of Conduct & Policies, including health and safety protocols, as a condition of attendance.

Please review the current CDC guidance for this event location prior to traveling.

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If you have a professional credential that requires continuing education units (CEUs), 2022 Cooperative University may be accepted for these CEUs.




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About the Location
Welcome to Music City! Whether you are looking to rock the night away, explore the food scene, or be inspired by the city’s unique attractions, arts and history, Nashville offers something for everyone.
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Overlooking famed Broadway and downtown Nashville, the Grand Hyatt Nashville is ideally situated within walking distance to all of Music City’s points of interest, including Bridgestone Arena, the Ryman Auditorium, honky tonks, Assembly Food Hall and more. Nashville International Airport (BNA) is just nine miles away.

Paid valet parking is available for $48 per car per night.

Nashville International Airport (BNA): 9 miles, approximately $20


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