Events

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 9:30am to Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 3:30pm

The program will start at 9:30 AM on January 26th, and end at approximately 3:30 PM on January 27th.  This program is designed to infuse new thinking for co-op directors and managers to dissolve unproductive patterns.  Get your team moving toward the common goals that bring fruitful rewards to your co-op!  The fees for this program are as follows:  Member $205.00, Non Member $365.00.

The program will cover such topics as (not inclusive):  Cooperative Strategic Planning & Duties, Cooperatives' Public Communication Message, Communication Strategies, Boardroom Communication, Legal Duties of Cooperative Directors, Staff Development & Succession Planning, and many others.  Don't miss out on this chance to discover what methods can be used to solve your cooperative's challenges.

 

The Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI
Friday, February 19, 2016 -
9:00am to 3:30pm

Formerly Farmers Market Bootcamp

Session topics include:

farmers market marketing and best practices
maintaining positive manager-vendor relationships
Indiana's food safety, health and market regulations
and more

 

Cost is $30 and includes lunch.  A schedule, information and registraiton will be available soon!

Indiana Farm Bureau, 225 S. East St., Indianapolis, IN
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 9:45am to Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:00pm

For current and emerging leaders, employees and directors; this co-op workshop emphasizes co-op education and leadership development across generations. The workshop includes tours of local cooperatives representing a variety of industries and structures.  It is key for emerging leaders to quickly understand the unique cooperative model, the importance of cooperative relationships with each member/owner, and how to manage a cooperative.

It is not the same as the investor owned world that was developed solely to make a profit.  All co-ops were started to serve a unique need of their members/owners, not served by the investor owned market.

The forum is a dynamic, hands-on learning experience that provides opportunities to interact with others with similar interests and goals.  Topics to be covered will include (but not limited to):

* Employee Development

* Succession Planning

* Governance for Strong Leadership

* Strategic Planning

* Managing Multi-Generation Employees

Attendees experience day-to-day operations while visiting local cooperatives. These tours will add value to the overall learning experience, helping to create a more valuable and knowledgeable employee that excels in a broad based cooperative system.  New and prospective directors will emerge better prepared to make informed decisions and understand their fiduciary role, to the members they represent.  New employees will appreciate a clear understanding of their unique cooperative and their relationship with the co-op’s members-owners-customers.

Marcum Conference Center at Miami University in Oxford, OH
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 1:00pm to Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:00pm
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 9:45am to Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 3:00pm

For current and emerging leaders, employees and directors; this co-op workshop emphasizes co-op education and leadership development across generations. The workshop includes tours of local cooperatives representing a variety of industries and structures.  It is key for emerging leaders to quickly understand the unique cooperative model, the importance of cooperative relationships with each member/owner, and how to manage a cooperative.

It is not the same as the investor owned world that was developed solely to make a profit.  All co-ops were started to serve a unique need of their members/owners, not served by the investor owned market.

The forum is a dynamic, hands-on learning experience that provides opportunities to interact with others with similar interests and goals.  Topics to be covered will include (but not limited to):

* Employee Development

* Succession Planning

* Governance for Strong Leadership

* Strategic Planning

* Managing Multi-Generation Employees

Attendees experience day-to-day operations while visiting local cooperatives. These tours will add value to the overall learning experience, helping to create a more valuable and knowledgeable employee that excels in a broad based cooperative system.  New and prospective directors will emerge better prepared to make informed decisions and understand their fiduciary role, to the members they represent.  New employees will appreciate a clear understanding of their unique cooperative and their relationship with the co-op’s members-owners-customers.

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 8:30am to Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 3:45pm
Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center, 302 South College Ave., Bloomington, IN
Tuesday, June 14, 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
Tuesday, June 21, 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. 

Ag Credit office at 2500 W. Market St., Tiffin, OH
Wednesday, June 29, 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. 

Wilks Center, Miami University, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton, OH
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

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