New Co-op Communicators Orientation (NCCO)

Registration is open for the Spring and Fall 2023 sessions. Dates for NCCO 2023 are: Spring – March 21-24, 2023 and Fall – Sept. 26-29, 2023.

NCCO Overview

Are you a new co-op communicator who has been at your co-op at least three months? Or maybe you're a seasoned communicator but new to the electric co-op industry? If so, the New Co-op Communicators Orientation is a great opportunity to learn about the industry and the resources available to you.

The training focuses on several key areas:

  • Understanding the electric cooperative business model and values.
  • Learning about the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) network.
  • Current and near-future electric industry issues and challenges.
  • Available resources from NRECA and national partner organizations including: National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC); NRTC; and Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange.
  • Interactive sessions to provide focus on: crisis communication and reputation management, telling the co-op story, Always On program, financial issues and resources, insurance/loss control/safety issues, networking tools and Touchstone Energy initiatives.

You will meet new colleagues from around the country and from NRECA headquarters at this conference just outside of the nation’s capital. Enhance your career and return to your co-op energized, more informed and more effective with new tools and resources to apply in your corner of the world.

Please note that NCCO enrollees must be working full time at their co-op at the time of registration. NCCO registration is not transferrable. There are no exceptions.

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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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Registration Fee: $450

Note: The registration fee also covers the cost for most meals. Attendees are responsible for covering the cost for any meals that are not provided during the training.

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Arlington sits directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., in the Northern Virginia region. It is the site for the famous Arlington National Cemetery, established as an American military cemetery during the Civil War.
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Fall 2022
Sept. 27-30, 2022Arlington, VA