Learning & Development

Leadership Programs

Cooperative Leadership Academy Classes

Take advantage of cooperative growth opportunities through education. CHS Cooperative Resources provides an array of Cooperative Leadership Academy programs designed to help today's cooperative leaders make the right investment in their most valued asset - their people. Most programs are open enrollment; some are part of a progressive leadership track and others are by nomination only. For more information, contact us at 651-355-4503 or CHSCoopLearningandDev@chsinc.com.

Leadership Classes

Computer Training

Who should attend: Individuals in any role

In partnership with New Horizons Computer Learning take computer learning to a new level with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Minnesota’s online and in-person computer training. Courses cover a wide range of software and programs. Virtual learning options let you learn online at your convenience. Some courses may be eligible for vendor credits.

 

CHS and New Horizons Computer Learning

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Building and Leading Effective Teams

Who should attend: Senior leaders, mid-level managers, team leaders and project managers

Online in partnership with Columbia Business School

Learn how to create diverse, high-performing teams by leveraging frameworks for effective team decision making and putting the right people against the right tasks. This course emphasizes how to generate high-quality decisions, and to gain support for those decisions from key stakeholders who possess unique agendas and interests.

 

2019 Session Dates:

February 25 - March 17, 2019

April 29 - May 19, 2019

July 15 - August 4, 2019

September 9 - September 29, 2019

October 28 - November 17, 2019

 

For more information or to register please click here.

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Crucial Conversations

Who should attend: Individuals in any role

Have you been avoiding that tough conversation? Tired of dancing around the topic? Ready to address the elephant in the room? Crucial Conversations gives you the tools and confidence to foster open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional or risky topics. By learning to speak the same and be heard, you’ll surface the best ideas, make high-quality decisions and act on those decisions.

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Leading Strategic Growth

Who should attend: Senior leaders, team leaders

Online in partnership with ExecOnline and Columbia Business School

Learn how to distill strategic challenges and choices into a set of key priorities within your control. Identify organizational considerations and implications that must be navigated for successful implementation of a new strategy.

 

 

2019 Session Dates:

February 25 - April 7, 2019

April 29 - June 9, 2019

July 15 - August 25, 2019

September 9 - October 20, 2019

October 28 - December 8, 2019

For more information or to register please click here.


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Foundations of Finance

Who should attend:

While this program deals with sometimes complicated financial concepts, the program is designed for practical application of the tools provided.  Participants do not need to have prior education in finance or business to successfully navigate the course.

 

Program Overview: 

To profitably operate a cooperative business, leaders need to understand how profit is generated, from pricing to controls to cash flow and business acquisition considerations, it is included in this program.  The program is designed for non-finance managers specifically in the cooperative retail space. The practical tools and benchmarks can be used to enhance cooperative profitability.

 

This program is three days in length, stressing practical application of the tools provided.

 

Learners will evaluate their operations and create action plans to address issues.  Learners can share how they have been able to apply concepts learned at a post-session web ex.

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Foundations of Supervision

Who should attend:

  • Current managers newer to leadership <3 years
  • managers wishing to hone their skills 
  • those team members on the path to leadership.

Program Overview: 

This program equips new leaders or those with a career desire to lead with the essential skills and tools to get work done with and through other people. The program is designed to help transition successfully from an individual contributor to a leader of others. Effective leaders share some common skills emphasized in this program:

 

  1. Self-awareness about their individual management and leadership style
  2. Create an engaged workforce committed to success
  3. Effectively lead others through change

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North Platte, NE
8/21/2019
Scottsbluff, NE
10/16/2019

Harvard ManageMentor (HMM)

Who should attend: Individuals in any role

This self-paced, online tool kit provides learning opportunities designed to meet the needs of a wide-variety of learners wherever they may be. The HMM library consists of relevant, current and credible content facilitated by best-selling authors, world-class business leaders and top executives and are designed to develop a leader mind-set, as well as develop increased depth and breadth in leadership capabilities. Registrants will be able to read, listen, watch and, in some cases, participate in learning through a wide variety of methods including simulations, case studies and videos.

 

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Online
12/31/2019

Leading Innovative Change

Who should attend: Senior leaders, team leaders and project managers

Online in partnership with ExecOnline and UC Berkeley-Haas Learn how to drive customer insight while gaining greater command of company’s needs.  Attendees will demonstrate how to more effectively identify and implement innovation opportunities in a fast-moving and competitive landscape. The program offers a strong case for reaffirming innovation practices and offering new ones. It will be effective in shaping the minds and hearts of those managers who must embrace the changes necessary to truly innovate in the workplace.

 

2019 Session Dates:

February 25 - April 7, 2019

April 29 - June 9, 2019

July 15 - August 25, 2019

September 9 - October 20, 2019

October 28 - December 8, 2019

 

For more information or to register please click here.

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Leading Operational Excellence

Who should attend: Senior and mid-level leaders; project and team managers

Online in partnership with ExecOnline and MIT Sloan School of BusinessThis course is for those who can identify areas of process inefficiency in the organization and develop a plan for optimization; attendees then learn how to align their organization to drive implementation. This cross-functional program fosters improved perspective and decision-making between operations and non-operational managers.

 

2019 Session Dates:

February 25 - April 7, 2019

April 29 - June 9, 2019

July 15 - August 25, 2019

September 9 - October 20, 2019

October 28 - December 8, 2019

 

For more information or to register please click here.

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Implementing Winning Strategies

Who should attend: By nomination; High-potential managers and emerging leaders

Online in partnership with ExecOnline and the Columbia Business School

This program teaches leaders the tools to identify new strategic growth opportunities while improving their ability to understand and execute current company strategy, as well as build effective and highly aligned teams. Participants will work together as a cohort on a strategic business project.

 

 

2019 Session Dates:

February 25 - March 17, 2019

April 29 - May 19, 2019

July 15 - August 4, 2019

September 9 - September 29, 2019

October 28 - November 17, 2019

 

For more information or to register please click here.

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Make A Difference: Tools for Success

Who should attend: Individuals in any role

In this half-day session you’ll learn to apply a practical system and toolkit for thinking, and how the application of the system and toolkit can help achieve greater results. The toolkit is based on extensive research of how successful people think and naturally make a difference. The tools provide both structure and flexibility enabling participants to use it for business applications which ake measurable differences for themselves, their teams and their cooperative. This approach can even be used in non-workplace settings.

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Leading for Impact

Who should attend:

  • Experienced manager who currently supervises others;

  • Must have the ability to work with their team to create Team Culture and Vision Statements

  • Ability to create the your teams strategy, goals and hold others accountable to it

  • Opportunity to provide ongoing feedback and coaching to team

Program Overview:

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace. Every day leaders are making countless decisions and facing problems they’ve never encountered before. Today’s leaders must be able to: 

 

  1. Think BIG and adapt quickly
  2. Translate strategy into meaningful work for their teams

  3. Coach people to a higher level of performance

 

Leading for Impact addresses the mindset and behavioral changes needed to achieve results with and through other people. The 4 Essential Roles of Leadership program content, offered in partnership with FranklinCovey, is a practical framework that helps leaders to focus their time and energy where it will have the greatest impact.

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Inver Grove Heights, MN
8/28/2019

Leading for Results

Who should attend: Experienced managers or high-functioning individual contributors

 

The ultimate measure of results for any organization is the ability to create long-term growth. In this essential course in the leadership process, you’ll learn how to create results through a greater understanding of governance, finance, strategic planning and execution, leadership and communication skills and risk management, combined with hands-on applications. Coursework is specifically designed to enhance your strategic leadership thinking skills and capabilities. Leading for Results was created in collaboration with North Dakota State University, combining real-world lessons with the academic strength of a major research university.

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