Event Calendar

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Cooperative Fundamentals, Legacy, and Economic Impact (BLC)

Start Date: 1/10/2023 9:00 AM CST
End Date: 1/10/2023 4:00 PM CST

Venue Name: Comfort Inn & Suites

N6295 Holiday Drive
Black River Falls, WI  United States  54615

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

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

Comfort Inn & Suites, Black River Falls
Room Block Name:  WECA
Room Block Number: JG10B6
Room Block Rate:  $84.26 + tax/night
Room Block Expires: Friday, December 9

Rooms may be available under the room block after the cut-off date only if the hotel has rooms available.

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cooperative Fundamentals, Legacy, and Economic Impact (BLC #913.1)
1-1/2 Skill Builder Credits
Understanding the unique aspects of the cooperative business model better prepares directors to lead organizations with purpose, not profit, at their core. Course participants will explore the cooperative principles and define how they provide a competitive advantage for today’s co-op organizations.
Key topics:
  • Describe the role cooperative business enterprises play in the world’s economy.
  • Distinguish the cooperative business model from other business models.
  • Articulate the seven cooperative principles and how those are applied in today’s electric cooperatives.
  • Understand the history of electric cooperatives–how and why they were created; the challenges they have overcome through the years.
  • Be able to identify future challenges facing electric co-ops and the cooperative business model.

Please note that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

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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