Join us for the 2017 Cooperative Issues Forum on May 3, 2017, from 2-4:45 p.m. at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.
Co-hosted this year by NCBA CLUSA, the Cooperative Development Foundation and Cooperatives for a Better World, the Issues Forum will highlight cooperative businesses leading with their co-op identity and honor the 2017 inductees into the Cooperative Hall of Fame.
With a spotlight on co-op identity, the afternoon will focus on the cooperative business model as a disruptor, differentiator and change agent in our lives and communities. Cross-sector success stories, marketing the co-op advantage and creative Principle Six strategies for cooperation among co-ops will be shared.
The afternoon program will include:
- Keynote Presentation, "Lead with Our Co-op Identity, Together," Howard Brodsky, Chair of CBW and CEO of CCA Global Partners
- Co-op Identity Panel, "The Cooperative Edge: Marketing Your Co-op Identity," moderated by Howard Brodsky and featuring Jessica Ross, Managing Partner of Finn Partners; Rebecca Smith, General Manager of REI Co-op’s flagship store in Washington, D.C.; and Wendy Scherer, Social Media Manager for Cabot Creamery Cooperative.
- Hall of Fame Panel and Q&A with Rita Haynes, CEO emeritus of Faith Community United Credit Union; John Johnson, retired President & CEO of CHS, Inc.; Richard Larochelle, retired Senior Vice President of National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation; and John & Carol Zippert, Cooperative Activists and Founding Members of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund
Why you don't want to miss out!
- Learn: Strategies and examples from co-ops leading with their identity
- Take Action: Leave with unique actions to improve cooperation in your life, at your co-op and in your community.
- Hear it First: Be on the front lines as a new 2017 cooperative opportunity kicks off!
About Cooperatives for a Better World
Cooperatives for a Better World challenges the global community to elevate themselves beyond the inequalities of the 21st Century into an era of innovation and sustainability through the cooperative business model.
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