International Centre for Co-operative Management at Saint Mary’s University offers two new dates for its co-op governance course

Missed the Saint Mary’s course at IMPACT last month? Here are two more opportunities to register!

The International Centre for Co-operative Management at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax is offering two new dates for its virtual course, “Excellence in Member-Centric Governance and Management.”

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Available December 9 and 10, 2020 and February 17 and 19, 2021, this participatory education experience focuses on enhancing your knowledge and building your network. Discuss and debate the many facts of cooperative membership, including people-centered management, ownership and control, and network governance. Grapple with the unique challenges inherent in leading and managing cooperatives while centering voice, representation, participation and engagement.

In October, this course was offered in conjunction with NCBA CLUSA’s Cooperative IMPACT Conference. If you missed that opportunity, these additional dates are a great opportunity to benefit from this thought-provoking and action-oriented course.

“Excellence in Member-Centric Governance and Management” is facilitated by Karen Miner, Managing Director of the International Centre for Co-operative Management and Dr. Sonja Novkovic, Academic Director of the International Centre for Co-operative Management. Key presentations are led by Fred Freundlich from the university of Mondragon and Erbin Crowell, Executive Director of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association and chair of NCBA CLUSA’s Board of Directors.

This course is designed for seasoned decision-makers and emerging leaders alike and applies to all cooperative sectors.

Course objectives

  • Broaden your knowledge through discussions of the co-operative enterprise model.
  • Be inspired to think deeply about your members, and how you operationalize their responsibilities as the users who own, control, and benefit from the organization.
  • Identify member-centric strengths and areas needing improvement in your co-operative.
  • Expand your co-operative network.

Course design

This course is ambitious in content with the aim of being thought-provoking and action-oriented. Together, we investigate the fundamental and essential aspects of co-operative enterprise as fuel for you to design a fit-for-purpose member-centric governance and management approach for your co-operative.

You are leaders in this sector and we aim to pique your interest, build your knowledge, enhance your community/network, and provide an opportunity for you to think deeply about the organizational model that you are a part of.

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