Executive Education Course
Operationalizing the Co-operative Identity – Strategy to Practice
This new course is launching in 2021, in collaboration with NCBA-CLUSA’s Co-operative IMPACT Conference.
Join us for this engaging online course on Operationalizing the Co-operative Identity – Strategy to Practice. Designed for seasoned decision-makers and emerging leaders from any sector or type of co-operative, all will benefit from this knowledge-rich course. This participatory education experience focuses on enhancing your knowledge and building your network. Discuss and debate the many facets of the co-operative identity including how purpose, values, and principles translate into enterprise strategy and effective practice. The course participants and content will span governance, management, and operations perspectives.
- Deepen your understanding of the links between your values-based enterprise model and the International Co-operative Alliances’ (ICA) Statement of Cooperative Identity.
- Finish the course with a rich set of concepts, tools, and examples, plus more knowledge of the diversity of the cooperative model in practice.
- Expand your co-operative network.
Karen Miner, Managing Director of the International Centre for Co-operative Management, researcher and instructor.
Dr. Sonja Novkovic, Co-operative Economist, Academic Director of the International Centre for Co-operative Management, Chair of the International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research, researcher and professor.
Key presentations by Fred Freundlich (LANKI, University of Mondragon) and Erbin Crowell (Master's graduate, Executive Director of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association and Board Chair of the National Co-operative Business Association)
Dates and format
- October 20 and 21, 2021, 11am-4pm ADT / 10am-3pm EDT
Course fees and registration
Course registration is available through the Cooperative IMPACT Conference system. Until the conference registration system is launched, please email Erin.Hancock@smu.ca to express your interest; you will then be alerted when the registration link is available. Per person course fee is $200 USD.