Executives of cooperative businesses face a unique set of strategic challenges. The ownership structure and orientation of a cooperative is different from other businesses, and managers must constantly balance member interests with marketplace realities.
The Cooperative Executive Leadership Program, now in its second year, offers a pragmatic and thought-provoking program designed specifically for cooperative executives. The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives has partnered with the Executive Education at the Wisconsin School of Business to develop a program about successful cooperative business leadership, and the opportunities that are offered by the “cooperative difference”.
The 4 ½ day intensive program will be offered June 5-10, 2011 at the Fluno Center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, and will be taught by faculty from the School of Business and the Center for Cooperatives.
Targeted to board executives, CEOs, and their direct reports, the program is national in scope. It also pulls from across economic sectors, enabling cooperative business leaders to learn first-hand about the different strategies some sectors have adopted to meet cooperative business challenges.
The Cooperative Executive Leadership Program will be limited to 30 participants in order to ensure an intensive learning experience. Links to additional program and application information can be found on the Center for Cooperative’s website: www.uwcc.wisc.edu.
For additional questions, please contact Anne Reynolds, Assistant Director, Center for Cooperatives, 608-263-4775, or firstname.lastname@example.org.