2018 Cooperative Leadership Forum (Parts 1&2)

February 21, 2018 – March 7, 2018

Marcum Conference Center

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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 this event. However, if you are having any problems with the registration process on this website, you may send an email to apickler@macc.coop with the attendees’ name, business address, title and email address; and we will register those individuals. Thank You!

The Cooperative Leadership Forum will take place at the Marcum Conference Center at Miami University in Oxford, OH. The Forum is divided into two parts. Part 1 will take place on February 21-22, 2018 and Part 2 will take place March 6-7, 2018. The MACC Member price is $1,250.00 (all 4 days). The MACC Nonmember price is $2,000.00 (all 4 days).

For current and emerging leaders, employees and directors; this co-op workshop emphasizes co-op education and leadership development across generations. The workshop includes tours of local cooperatives representing a variety of industries and structures. It is key for emerging leaders to quickly understand the unique cooperative model, the importance of cooperative relationships with each member/owner, and how to manage a cooperative. It is not the same as the investor owned world that was developed solely to make a profit. All co-ops were started to serve a unique need of their members/owners, not served by the investor owned market.

The forum is a dynamic, hands-on learning experience that provides opportunities to interact with others with similar interests and goals. Participants form teams and work together to:

– Create their own cooperative
– Develop a business plan for their co-op
– Develop a governance structure
– Create pro forma
– Develop an operations, marketing and distribution plan
– Tour local cooperatives

Attendees experience day-to-day operations while visiting local cooperatives. These tours will add value to the overall learning experience, helping to create a more valuable and knowledgeable employee that excels in a broad based cooperative system. New and prospective directors will emerge better prepared to make informed decisions and understand their fiduciary role, to the members they represent. New employees will appreciate a clear understanding of their unique cooperative and their relationship with the co-op’s members-owners-customers.

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: 2018CLFBrochure

Please check back later for updates to the forum brochure. If you have any questions about the Cooperative Leadership Forum, please call the MACC office at (317) 726-6910 or contact us by email at knowledge@macc.coop.


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