2020 Cooperative University

Enhance your professional development while networking with hundreds of electric cooperative colleagues from across the country.

Cooperative University allows you to customize your learning experience by selecting courses that are most beneficial to your job role while gaining practical tools and resources you can share with teams back at the co-op. The courses you choose are up to you!

Earn Credit Toward the Supervisor and Manager Development Program!

Co-op U ® is the only event offering so many SMDP courses in one location. The Supervisor and Manager Development Program (SMDP) is a flexible, cooperative-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.

What Your Peers Have to Say

“Specific, strategic, applicable tools were taught that will allow me to effectively lead my team to success.”

“Great instructors and the content was very informative…”

“…Discusses real situations and gives real answers and alternatives.”

-2019 Cooperative University Attendees

Looking to earn credit?

If you have a professional credential that requires continuing education units (CEUs), 2019 Cooperative University may be accepted for these CEUs.




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