Michigan Executive Cooperative Directors’ and Managers’ Conference
The Michigan Executive Cooperative Directors’ and Managers’ Conference will take place on January 27-28, 2015 at The Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing, MI. This program is designed to infuse new thinking to dissolve unproductive patterns. Get your team moving toward the common goals that bring fruitful rewards to your co-op!
Understanding the director’s and manager’s role and how to govern cooperatives, is not intuitive. It is one of the most difficult roles in the cooperative system. It is a challenge to navigate the conflicting interests of members/customers and be neutral and effective, as well. All co-op directors and managers want to perform their duties well, yet many are seldom provided with the proper guidelines and education.
Cooperatives and mutuals are complex businesses. This program focuses on enlightening directors and managers on methods of solving their cooperative’s challenges. Conference attendees come from 4-5 different cooperative sectors, making a rich educational experience. Every year we focus on new areas of common challenges. This year we are focusing on the prickly challenge of enforcing member contract compliance and the limits of cooperative anti-trust protection; learning how to engage your younger members and get more member involvement; building a program to recruit new directors; case studies on classic director governance challenges, and confidentiality vs. transparency and building board unity so your board can speak with one voice.
1. Case Studies on Classic Co-op Challenges
2. Effectively Engaging Younger Members
3. Developing Future Co-op Directors
4. Cooperative Governance Excellence
Please see the right side of this page for more information or to register for this conference (program and hotel reservation information is available). DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR COOPERATIVE!
NOTE: IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
If you are a MACC member, you must register on this website and obtain an ID and Password in order to get the MACC Member price for our education programs. Please click on “Log In” to register. Once you have registered, you will be approved which will allow you to register for any of our training classes at the MACC member rate.
2015 Cooperative Leadership Forum
On February 18-19, 2015 the Mid America Cooperative Council will be conducting the The Cooperative Leadership Forum at the Miami University/Marcum Conference Center, 351 N. Fisher Drive, in Oxford, Ohio. This February session is Part 1 of the program series. Part 2 of the program series will be conducted on March 3-4, 2015; at the same location.
Outstanding leaders invest in people and their co-ops by keeping an eye on the future. Developing talent within your cooperative is key to being prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. The Cooperative Leadership Forum was developed to provide two intensive two-day workshops for promising people who demonstrate leadership potential or viable candidates for your board.
While working together, attendees will:
What Do Attendees Gain From This Program? Click on this link for a video showing comments from Rod Kelsay, Exec. Director/MACC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2ZxuaLM4fk&feature=youtu.be
Please click here for the forum brochure, with program agenda, speaker and location information: Brochure CLF 2015
For more information, see the “Learn More” and “Register” links on the right side of this page that lists the program. Don’t Miss This Opportunity!
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