Event Calendar

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Cooperative Fundamentals, Legacy, and Economic Impact (BLC)

Start Date: 8/4/2020 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 8/4/2020 4:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

1001 Amber Avenue
Stevens Point, WI  United States  54482

Organization Name: Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association

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

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

Cooperative Fundamentals, Legacy, and Economic Impact (#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

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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