Greg Million was among 14 Indiana electric cooperative employees who recently graduated from the Rural Electric Leaders in Training Exchange (RELITE) program. RELITE is a two-year leadership program offered by Indiana Electric Cooperatives. The program is designed to create a network of leaders among electric cooperatives.
In the first year of the professional development program, class members attend retreats focused on the energy industry, leadership basics and cooperative business model education. During the second year, participants step into a facilitation role where they gain valuable skills for presenting content, working on a team and planning agendas.
“The broadened networking environment and common experience is helping develop this group of electric cooperative employees into more knowledgeable, committed and effective leaders for their companies and communities,” said Tom VanParis, CEO of Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “We are proud of this group of developing industry leaders.”
Million has been with the REMC for 10 years. He started as an apprentice lineman and is currently a lead lineman. He joins six other current Miami-Cass employees who have completed the program. Million indicated that one of the most beneficial aspects of attending the class was the opportunity to network and build friendships with other co-op employees across the state and to share ideas on ways to improve.