CHS Principles of Effective Management DEMO


Principles of Effective Management is a challenging program for present and aspiring supervisors and managers. Program focuses on knowledge and skills necessary to improve individual and departmental performance. Sessions cover key elements of planning, marketing, finance, supervision with a constant focus on improved local cooperative performance. This program consists of two sessions. Session dates are: Session I: July 19-21, 2016  Session II: September 27-29, 2016. You must attend for session I in order to attend session II.


Jeff Goettl, CHS Organizational Development Manager After starting his career in 1980 as a management trainee in Minnesota, Jeff moved to Wisconsin and became general manager of the Camp Douglas Farmers Co-op. He joined CHS as a business consultant in 1989, and began helping other cooperatives reach their goals. Jeff’s experience includes: Extensive work in unification and financial analysis; Conducting countless feasibility studies for cooperatives that have led to mergers, consolidations and formation of limited liability companies; Many years of conducting employee education, including management and leadership training; Deep customer service expertise


Nelle Rhicard, CHS Organization Development Manager Joined Nell RhicardCHS as Organization Development Manager in July, 2015. Prior to joining CHS, she worked at Minnesota Power, the Duluth Area YMCA and University of Minnesota Office of Civic Engagement. Nelle’s xperience includes serving as an internal organization development consultant, providing strategic workforce planning, leading change initiatives, and designing and delivering a variety of learning and development programs. Nelle is dedicated to assisting individuals and organizations to achieve excellence in ways that support integrity and a collaborative spirit. She received her master’s degree in Management and Organization Development from the College of St. Scholastica. Nelle is certified in various 360-degree and leader assessments, MBTI, Thomas Kilman Conflict Instrument, and Inside Out Coaching,


Mike Phelps Mike Phelps 2010 Consultant After starting his career in local cooperative management, Mike Phelps held a variety of positions such as training manager and senior loan analyst as well as working in corporate planning, budgeting and marketing. Mike holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in business administration from Mankato State University in Minnesota; he’s also attended numerous courses and seminars in finance, marketing, sales and human resources over his 35-year career with CHS and affiliated organizations.




  • When

  • Friday, July 7, 2017 - Sunday, July 9, 2017
    8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • CHS
    5500 Cenex Drive
    Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55077

  • Capacity

  • 38 (38 remaining)

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