913.1     Cooperative Foundations: Co-op Legacy, Principles and Impact on Communities
When and Where:
  • May 8, 2013 (8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, Pa.
Who Should Attend:    
  • Directors of electric cooperative boards
  • An instructor-led course available in a one-day format
Course Overview:     
  • 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 Include:    

  • The role cooperative business enterprises play in the world's economy
  • How their local electric co-op embodies the co-op spirit and how they personally articulate the co-op difference
  • The history of electric cooperatives - how and why they were created and the challenges they have overcome through the years
  • The importance of purpose-driven businesses, engagement and grassroots advocacy among cooperative directors and other co-op leaders
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