ICA Conference in Quebec City
“Attending the ICA Conference in Quebec City was very informative, as cooperative leaders from around the world came together. There were a variety of cooperative tracks, including Credit Unions, Rural Electrics, Agriculture, and several cooperative services tracks. Here is a link to the ICA website where it explains our cooperative values: http://ica.coop/en/whats-co-op/co-operative-identity-values-principles
As the Mid America Cooperative Council is centered on Cooperative Education, I focused my attention on how cooperative educators can assist ICA in achieving the IYC2012 blueprint for a cooperative decade. This “blueprint” focuses on five core areas to achieve the vision for 2020: 1) Participation; 2) Sustainability; 3) Identity; 4) Legal Framework; 5) Capital.
We all know that Education is an important component to making progress in these five core areas. We can center our communications to our employees, members and community on explaining these five areas. Here are three simple ways to engage: 1) We can begin by simply explaining we are much larger than our cooperative’s outreach. 2) Communicate the important ways your cooperative remains engaged in serving the needs of its members and community, profitably. 3) Find ways to align your identity with the international community of cooperatives.” – Rod Kelsay, Exec. Director/MACC
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.
2014 Co-ops101 Classes
MAC-Ed’s award-winning Co-ops 101 education session is a must for new and tenured employees. The session describes the history, culture and nuances of the cooperative business model. Cooperative education is relevant to all employees of cooperatives.
“It is important for every employee to know the basic facts about that cooperative and cooperatives in general.” Led by Dr. Bob Cohen, the session describes the history, culture and nuances of the cooperative business model. Click here for comments from past attendees of the class: http://youtu.be/P_x2-n8uHU4
Thus far, we have set up 4 Co-ops101 classes in 2015. They will take place in Louisville, KY on June 25, 2015; September 17, 2015 and November 5, 2015; and in Tiffin, OH on June 23, 2015 (please see the MORE INFO boxes on the right side of this page).
If you have any questions about these classes, please fill out our contact form or call us at (317) 726-6910.
If you are interested in having a Co-ops101 Class at your cooperative in 2015, please call Rod Kelsay, Exec. Director/MACC at (317) 726-6910.
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