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Training and recruitment coming soon to member co-ops

With the partnership between Triangle Cooperative Service Company and the Oklahoma Agricultural Cooperative Council established to bring talent development and recruitment to our member-owners, we are excited to announce what is on the horizon for training and development.

For years, cooperatives in Oklahoma and beyond have been asking for staff and leadership training as well as talent recruitment and placement. We are looking forward to offering the following future trainings and services for our cooperative members:

  • Franklin Covey Series including Project Management, Time Management and Customer Service beginning in the fall of 2016. These trainings will be offered in 2-3 locations across the state each year.
  • Cooperative Leadership Institute, a modernized version of Farmland’s “Benchmark Series,” beginning in the fall of 2017.
  • General manager recruitment and placement
  • First-line supervisor placement. We will explore and recruit applicants from outside the co-op industry to apply for open positions including location managers, agronomists, and beyond.

In addition to the trainings and services, a hub for open job positions will be available on the OACC and TCSC websites for potential future employees to apply and submit résumés for open jobs at cooperatives in Oklahoma. If your co-op has an open position, please send the position description to jwarner@okagcoop.org and we will publish it on our website. You can choose how you receive your applicants. Warner will receive notification of all applications submitted through the website, and he can either forward them to you directly, or he can screen the applicants and place the appropriate applicant in your open position after communicating with you.

He will also be taking advantage of college and university placement systems when looking for qualified applicants. Career fairs, on-campus interviews and university hiring sites will be very beneficial in filling vacancies within the cooperative industry.

We are looking forward to offering you these new and exciting services and hope that you will take full advantage of them by sending your board members and employees to the trainings and allowing us to help you fill your vacancies with talented, qualified candidates. Dates for 2016 will be released soon.

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