Record registration marks co-op home care conference
More than 170 people registered for the 5th Annual National Home Care Cooperative Conference. The online event, held February 22-26. focused on skills needed to run and govern a successful cooperative and home care business.
The content of the program will be posted on the conference resource page. PowerPoints, and other materials are currently online. Videos of the presentations in both English and Spanish will be posted on the CDF website by mid-March.
The conference is part of the work of the National Home Care Cooperative Initiative, a network of cooperatives and technical assistance providers interested in supporting and scaling home care cooperative development. CDF coordinates the work of the Initiative.
"Home care cooperative leaders need to be widely skilled. They respond to the needs of clients, colleagues, and families; establish policies that accommodate workers, customers and business realities; and advocate for the needs of caregivers and the people they serve. Even online, spending the week with the home care community was regenerative and inspiring, " said CDF Executive Director Leslie Mead.
Grants and sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Capital Impact Partners, CoBank, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, and National Cooperative Bank made the event possible. Thank you to Equal Exchange, Cabot Creamery and Pachamama for generously donating items for a raffle.
Caregivers who attended the full-day program and completed a daily evaluation are eligible for lost wage stipends. Please submit wage stipend form by March 22.
The 6th Annual National Home Care Cooperative Conference will be on February 23 – 25, 2022 at the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation headquarters in Dulles, VA. More information about the conference, scholarships, and stipends will be available in November.