The Electric Cooperative Foundations training program is designed as an “all hands” workshop for any employee, new or long-tenured, who has not had the opportunity to learn or consider the special nature of the cooperative way of doing business. The workshop is interactive, using videos and exercises to reinforce the co-op principles and applications of the co-op business model in everyday work. Content includes:

The NRECA “Power of Cooperatives” (101.05) course will provide participants with a broad, national outlook on the electric cooperative structure and history, including:

  • Understanding the cooperative difference
  • Connecting co-op principles and values to your daily work
  • Demonstrating how employees are a vital part of a cross-sector national network
  • Empowering employees to help sustain the vitality of the co-op culture
Lunch will be provided
MECA staff will provide a focused, state perspective, including:

  • Understanding how Michigan’s co-ops work together on safety and job training, mutual aid, communications, Energy Optimization and advocacy initiatives
  • An overview of all electric co-ops in Michigan
Wolverine Power Cooperative staff will provide a broad overview of generation and transmission issues in Michigan.
Employees are a vital part of the co-op difference. Participants will be challenged to live the co-op legacy; to better serve and engage members through their work at their co-op and their community involvement.


Details & Registration

Sept. 13 (Wolverine Power, Cadillac)
Sept. 14 (Wolverine Power, Cadillac)
Nov. 1 (Midwest Energy, Cassopolis)

Space is limited to 50 registrants per session.

Call 231-779-4656 or click here for accommodations at the Holiday Inn in Cadillac. Use block code WPO ($86/night +tax). Reservations must be made by Aug. 31, 2016.