Tailored to address the unique challenges and highlight best practices of starting and managing a cooperative enterprise for emerging cooperative leaders. Click here to apply today!
National and regional experts in the cooperative business sector will lay the foundation of cooperative business best practices in a presentation format followed by opportunities for questions. Topics include the cooperative advantage, governance, financial modeling, legal structures, funding your project, human resources, marketing, and branding and more!
The 8 sessions will be virtual due to COVID19 with the potential for an in person closing session should conditions improve. Click here to view additional program details.
Cooperative Leaders Forum
A collaborative learning opportunity designed for teams who recently completed the Co-op Academy and experienced cooperative business stakeholders leading their community’s cooperative development efforts.
These virtual peer-to-peer discussions designed for participants to share, inspire, and learn from one another. Each session will be a facilitated conversation led by cooperative development specialists. Topics will range from leadership transition and business continuity, roles and responsibilities, hiring a general manager, power dynamics, financial resilience, membership engagement, and refreshing policies and bylaws.
The 8 sessions will be virtual due to COVID19 with the potential for an in person closing session should conditions improve. Apply Today!
Cooperative Leadership Conference
Advanced educational experience to support leaders within a cooperative business. Participants will include board members, general managers, and co-op members.
Learn cooperative business strategies to strengthen your co-op, leverage your energy and resources, improve marketing power, and implement transparent control over business decisions. Topics including marketing, leadership succession planning, engaging in difficult decisions, strategic planning, capitalizing infrastructure, and expansion of the solidarity economy.
This day long program will be a combination of presentation, Q&A, and working group formats. Apply Today
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Keystone Development Center
KDC is supported through grants from the USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grant program.
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