Events

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 -
8:30am to 4:15pm

In the last 10 years, the job of a cooperative director has become more difficult.  Cooperatives have become larger, more diverse and complex and operate in much more volatile markets.  In addition to effort and commitment, cooperative boards need a clear framework for continuous improvement.  This session will discuss how member-owners of a cooperative contribute to and democratically control equity capital, and receive a share of the profits based on their patronage or use of the co-op’s services.  The program will, also, explore how co-ops that want to remain competitive need to leverage the components of an agile governance structure. The registration fee for MACC Members is $210.00, and for Nonmembers the registration fee is $365.00.  The registration fee includes lunch at the Indiana Farm Bureau cafeteria.

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Indiana Farm Bureau, 225 S. East St., Indianapolis, IN
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 -
8:15am to 4:15pm

In the last 10 years, the job of a cooperative director has become more difficult.  Cooperatives have become larger, more diverse and complex and operate in much more volatile markets.  In addition to effort and commitment, cooperative boards need a clear framework for continuous improvement.  This session will discuss how member-owners of a cooperative contribute to and democratically control equity capital, and receive a share of the profits based on their patronage or use of the co-op’s services.  The program will, also, explore how co-ops that want to remain competitive need to leverage the components of an agile governance structure. The registration fee for MACC Members is $210.00, and for Nonmembers the registration fee is $365.00.  The registration fee includes lunch.

 

Register for this event today.  For more information go to www.macc.coop.

Assn. of Illinois Electric Co-ops, Springfield, IL , 6460 S. 6th St. Frontage Road East, Springfield, IL 62708-3787
Thursday, August 18, 2016 -
9:00am to 3:30pm

The Indiana Cooperative Development Center and Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED) are partnering on Thursday, August 18, 2016, to convene a summit and explore strategies for community reinvestment and small business succession using a worker cooperative model to maintain and grow community wealth. 

Central to a worker cooperative model is the idea that truly sustainable community economic development requires the creation of viable businesses broadly owned by community residents who can generate profits that can be recycled to catalyze further business opportunities and local wealth creation.

Worker cooperatives are values-driven businesses that put worker and community benefit at the core of their purpose. Worker cooperatives are owned and governed by the employees of the business. They operate in all sectors of the economy and provide workers with both employment and ownership opportunities. Only in the cooperative enterprise is ownership, control, and beneficiary interests vested directly in the hands of the user.

There is no fee to attend, but please register so we have an adequate count for lunch.

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Indiana Farm Bureau, 225 S. East St., Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 -
8:30am to 3:00pm

The class describes the history, culture and nuances of the cooperative business model.  Each employee will leave this program with a solid understanding of the ownership, equity-patronage and member representation structure of their cooperative. The participant will be able to explain their cooperative’s advantage to members and the general public. 

The fees for this program are as follows:  Member $140.00, Non Member $220.00. 

Farm Credit Mid-America office at 1601 UPS Drive, Louisville, KY
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 -
8:30am to 3:00pm

The class describes the history, culture and nuances of the cooperative business model.  Each employee will leave this program with a solid understanding of the ownership, equity-patronage and member representation structure of their cooperative. The participant will be able to explain their cooperative’s advantage to members and the general public. 

The fees for this program are as follows:  Member $140.00, Non Member $220.00.

Farm Credit Mid-America office at 1601 UPS Drive, Louisville, KY