Event Calendar

Saturday, January 1, 2022

New Director and New Employee Orientation Video Library

Start Date: 1/1/2022 8:00 AM CST
End Date: 12/31/2022 11:45 PM CST

Venue Name: Video Library

WI  United States 

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

Wendy Fassbind
Email: wendy@weca.coop
Phone: (608) 467-4589

NOTE:  Register the one (1) or two (2) employee(s) who will be your main contact at the co-op...the “gatekeeper” for these videos (ie. HR manager, office manager, GM/CEO, etc.)
WECA is creating a video library focusing on educating new employees and board directors. The videos will provide a well-rounded understanding of the inter-relationships employees and directors will encounter in their new position. These videos will be available through the end of 2023. This video series will be replacing WECA’s in-person New Employee Orientation Workshop.

WECA: An Introduction to Your Statewide Association
Introducing your statewide association including: History of WECA, ACRE, NRECA, legislative & regulatory, JT&S, statewide magazine, and education & training.

The Cooperative Advantage
During this 50 minute fast-paced video employees and directors will learn all about the cooperative advantage. Cooperatives have been around since 1844 and offer solutions to many community needs. You will learn why co-ops get started, how they operate and govern, and your role in securing a bright future for your co-op.

NRECA PIRC Benefits Overview
This session will be presented 1–2 times per year via LIVE webinar (no recorded sessions).

Safety is No Accident
This presentation will identify and explain the various roles safety plays within electric cooperatives and provide tips and suggestions for participants to take back to their co-op.

Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange:
     ~ Financial Update
     ~ Expectations and General Dues/Responsibilities of Employees
Ensuring both public safety and a job culture that strives to make each workplace safe, comfortable, and prosperous requires the engagement of employees at every level. This session will cover basic duties essential to all employees, focusing on general workplace safety and the well-being of the general public.

Financing Your Cooperative’s Operations
This video prepared by the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) covers financing options available for electric cooperatives and the role of CFC.

The Basics of an Electric Utility and How It Works
How the electrical generation/distribution system works and its major components.

Dairyland Power Cooperative: The Generation and Transmission of Electricity
The role of the G&T in providing power and the competitive pressures and changes in the electric industry today.

Directors Roles, Responsibilities, Code of Conduct & Ethics, and Fiduciary Responsibilities
As a cooperative leader, it is important to understand your role and potential liability associated with your decisions or indecisions as a director of an electric cooperative.

Associate Membership

Associate membership in the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association provides a continuing opportunity for providers of goods, services, materials, and equipment to build and maintain networking contacts with Wisconsin's electric co-ops and others with interests and needs related to all aspects of the electric power industry.

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