For current and emerging leaders, employees and directors, this co-op emersion 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.
The conference is a multi-day, dynamic, hands-on learning experience that provides opportunities to interact with others with similar interests and goals. Participants form teams and work together to develop a “mock” cooperative business plan. This group project will clarify the subtle differences and advantages of cooperatives, as compared to private or investor owned companies.
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 member-owner-customer. For an overview of the 2016 CLF, please click here: http://southcenters.osu.edu/newsletter/connections-newsletter-spring-edition/expanding-cooperative-knowledge-the-2016
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
Click on this link for program comments from Kevin Willour, CEO/Beacon Credit Union: CLF Feature Story
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