2021 Cooperative University

Co-op U® gives you the freedom to build a learning experience that best fits YOUR professional goals all in ONE location.

With over 20​ courses to choose from, Cooperative University (Co-op U®) provides a variety of networking and educational experiences over 5 days designed to meet the professional development needs of co-op staff across the organization. Maximize your time at Co-op U® by building your own learning path with courses that best fit your educational goals. Need to work toward earning a certificate? You can also earn 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

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. Learn More

Supervisor and Manager Development Program

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. Learn More

​​*Please note: Credits earned apply to one specified program. Credits are not interchangeable between multiple programs.

Also of Interest

Cooperative Career Essentials Program (CCEP)
Supervisor and Manager Development Program (SMDP)

​​Your Safety I​s Our Focus

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.​

Looking to earn credit?

If you have a professional credential that requires continuing education units (CEUs), 2021 Cooperative University may be accepted for these CEUs.




Registration Fees

​5306.05 Communicating to Influence: Gain Support that Gets Results (CCEP)
5307.05 Dealing With Difficult People (CCEP)
All other courses
$619 each

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Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport is approximately 9 miles, 15 minutes from Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.


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