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Cooperative Leadership Forum

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 to Thursday, February 25, 2016
Marcum Conference Center at Miami University in Oxford, OH

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.

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