Event Calendar

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Cooperative Structure: A Strategic Advantage (BLC)

Start Date: 10/12/2021 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 10/12/2021 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Holiday Inn South

4751 Owen Ayres Ct
Eau Claire, WI  United States  54701

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

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

In order to socially distance properly, we will allow NO MORE than 40 attendees for this program. [subject to change]

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.

Location: Holiday Inn South
Room Block Name:  WECA or Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association
Room Cut-Off: Mon., September 27
Rate: $113.95+tax/night

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 Structure: A Strategic Advantage (#919.1)
1-1/2 Skill Builder Credits

The cooperative business model provides unique advantages to electric co-ops in today's challenging and shifting energy environment. Electric cooperatives that live their purpose and operate in accordance with the cooperative business model empower their members to improve their quality of life. This course is designed to help directors to tap into the strategic advantage of the coopative structure through greater understanding and use of the cooperative principles and values.

Key topics:
  • The meaning of a "cooperative culture" and the board's role in shaping it
  • Using a cooperative culture as a key component in your co-op's member engagement strategy
  • Moving from a monopoly mindset to a competitive one through the advantages of the cooperative structure
  • How the cooperative structure can attract and retain the next generation of co-op employees and leaders
  • Using the cooperative structure as a key driver of economic development in their service territory

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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