Watch the video of Rod Kelsay, Exec. Director of the Mid America Cooperative Council, explaining the unique cooperative business model: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaVgDGr8mQE
The Michigan Cooperative Managers’ and Board Members’ Conference will take place on January 24 – 25, 2017; at The Henry Center for Executive Development at MSU, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI. This conference is armed 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 and manager roles 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 a neutral and effective board director, as well. All co-op directors want to perform their duties well, yet many are seldom provided with the proper guidelines and education. This program focuses on enlightening managers and board members on methods of leading their cooperatives. Conference attendees come from different cooperative sectors, making a rich educational experience. This year we are focusing on Strategic Planning, Board Room Policies, Legal Duties of Directors, and Recruiting/Coaching New Board Members. For more information or to register for the conference, please see the links on the right hand column of this page. If you should have further questions about the conference, please send us an email at email@example.com.