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The Cooperative Business Model
Upcoming Education Programs
The Director Education Program will take place on August 9 and August 10, 2016. (for a program brochure, click on the information box on the right side of this page).
This program focuses on many topics pertinent to the co-op board director position. Past programs have covered the following topics:
Visit the following link for these speakers’ bios: http://macc.coop/learn/our-co-op-instructors/
Co-op Financial Education Programs – please see below for the 2016 program schedule:
For registration and conference information, please see the links on the right side of this page.
Watch the following video of past attendee Brian Haraga, as he describes his experience at the CFO/Controller Conference.
MAC-Ed Training Benefits Your Co-op
Co-ops101 Class – MAC-Ed’s award-winning cooperative education session is a must for new and tenured employees. This session describes the nuances of the cooperative business model, and the history and culture it was founded on. Visit the following link for a video of past attendees and their experiences at the class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_x2-n8uHU4
Board Chair-Vice Chair Roundtable (called Board Chair Roundtable, previously) – MAC-Ed’s most recent offering is the Board Chair-Vice Chair Roundtable. It was instituted due to popular demand and provides a forum for candid dialog in which co-op board chairs and officers share challenges and effective solutions. Visit the following link for a video of Rod Kelsay, Exec. Direct/MACC, describing the roundtable: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19yR7tU5DCI
Director Education Training – Understanding the director’s role and how to govern cooperatives is not intuitive. MAC-Ed delivers life-long learning courses targeted at members’ needs. Both management and new and existing board members require core education that thoroughly explains the director role.
Credit Conference – Participants overwhelmingly rate this program as “One of the Best . . . One of a Kind!” Core education coupled with regulatory and tax updates are central to this annual offering. Roundtable forums facilitated by industry professionals extract valuable experiences from seasoned credit managers and CFOs. This group of co-op employees has an acute need for opportunities to network with peers and discuss their unique challenges.
CFO Essentials Conference – Developing the skill-set of entry-level and mid-level co-op financial employees is critical to solid cooperative business practices and internal controls. The basics are presented in a practical way that allows participants to ask questions and receive personal attention, specific to their learning pace.
CFO/Controller Conference – Key fiscal issues specific to cooperatives are unpacked at this annual event. MACC connects your co-op to top regional and national experts on a variety of new and core issues, imperative for developing effective and quality leaders. The conference provides networking opportunities with other co-op financial professionals.
Cooperative Leadership Forum – Designed to entrench the cooperative business model into the minds of current and emerging leaders, this forum emphasizes core co-op education in an atmosphere of teamwork and leadership collaboration. Tours of local cooperatives are described as “favorite experiences” by program participants. Visit the following for a video of a past attendee of the CLF: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZophsCXDks