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Director Training: BL 913 Cooperative Foundations: Legacy, Principles and Impact on Communities

October 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Understanding the unique aspects of the cooperative business model better prepares directors to lead organizations with purpose not profit at their core. This is especially important in this the International Year of Cooperatives. Course participants will do a deep dive into the cooperative principles and define how they provide a competitive advantage for today’s co-op organizations

Key topics include:

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


Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown

315 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-2008


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October 27, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association


Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg Downtown
315 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 United States
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(865) 436-2008