May 15-18, 2017
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri

February 22, 2017
FROM: Michael L. Cook, Executive Director
Graduate Institute of Cooperative Leadership
SUBJECT: GICL Summer Institute 2017
May 15-18, 2017

The Summer Institute is sharply focused and highly interactive. The Institute deals with critical issues facing cooperatives. Faculty members are drawn from premiere cooperative CEOs and board chairs. The Institute provides a forum to exchange ideas and knowledge among speakers and participants. 

April 21st is the nomination deadline for the 2017 Summer Institute. 

The 2017 Summer Institute begins on Monday, May 15 with registration at 2:30 pm, followed by the opening session at
3:30 pm and a dinner reception later that evening. The first session lays the foundation for the entire week. The program ends by 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 18. 

Conference information and nomination forms for the Summer Institute can be found by following the links at the top of this page. More detailed conference information will be provided directly to the selected participants. If you have any questions about the Institute please call Kristi Livingston at (573) 882-0140 or email

We look forward to having one or more participants from your cooperative in the 2017 Summer Institute class.