2019 Cooperative University

This year commemorates a decade of learning at Co-op U®! Join us in Portland for the opportunity to 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. The following courses will apply towards the completion of the SMDP:

Registration Fees

*All courses are $606 except for those noted below:

487.2: Managing Your Electric Cooperative’s Key Accounts (Two-days: May 13-14)


781.2: Technology Planning, Decision Making and Leadership: Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness (Two-days: May 14-15)


489.1: Advanced Key Accounts Management (May 15)


Also of Interest

Supervisor and Manager Development Program (SMDP)

What Your Peers Have to Say

“Co-op U ® was amazing! I learned so much about myself and gained some great tools to take back to the co-op to improve our culture, team setting and better serve our members!”

“I had a great experience. I enjoyed having the opportunity to learn from multiple speakers. The variety of [teaching] styles made it great.”

“It is a great growing and networking experience in addition to the education we came for.”

-2018 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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