2023 Cooperative Dynamics Workshop

Wow! What an incredible event! Thank you to all who joined us and helped make this a great success! Keep reading to hear from those that attended & read about the prestigious speakers! 

Learn more about our speakers and panelists!

Thank you to our collaborating cooperatives!

Our mission is to educate, connect and promote cooperatives!


We know it was great, but don't just take our word for it! Here's what some participants had to say: 

"I’ve worked for a Credit Union for almost 7 years and never knew anything about Co-Ops. I think everyone that works for a Co-Op should attend this workshop."

"I loved the various interactive presentation styles. The engagement really helps to support different learning preferences."

"Co-ops have to be imbedded in our psyche early on"

I really enjoyed learning about how cooperatives in different industries than mine think about their members and business. I also really enjoyed the interactivity of the workshop from the game shows to the "creating a co-op" activity"


Thursday, December 7, 2023

Co-op 101 Training


Registration & Refreshments


What is a co-op?


Co-op History

Brandon Reed
Manager of Member Services,
Piedmont EMC


Co-op Principles

Allanah Hines
DEI Manager/Chief Impact Officer,
Weaver Street Market


Co-op Business Model

Matthew Epperson
Savvy Cooperative


Governance & Roles of the Board

Brandon Reed
Manager of Member Services,
Piedmont EMC 


Advocacy & The General Assembly

Lindsey Dowling
Director of Government Affairs,
Carolinas Credit Union League


Co-op Impact

Allanah Hines
 DEI Manager/Chief Impact Officer,
Weaver Street Market


Networking Social

Join us for drinks &
hors d'oeuvres
Sponsored by LGFCU & Civic Federal Credit Union 

Friday, December 8, 2023

DEI Workshop

How to get the Board on board with DEI

Skipper Jones
EVP/Chief Administrative Officer,

Making DEI 2nd nature

Denise Gatling
President & CEO,
The Gatling Agency

Why DEI change is needed, especially in electric co-ops

Marshall Cherry
Roanoke EMC

The ROI with DEI

Maurice Smith
Attorney, Advisory, Author & Corporate Director
Retired CEO, LGFCU

Where to start when implementing DEI

Steve Goodson
VP of Communications & Business Strategy,
Jones-Onslow EMC