International Centre for Co-operative Management

International Centre for Co-operative Management

Education and Research that Fits the Co-operative Business Model

We are leaders in rigorous and dynamic research and education focused on co-operative management and governance. We cultivate a deep understanding of co-operatives, credit unions and mutuals within a globalized education curriculum (with on-line and in-person options) and research programs. If you're looking for a different type of targeted and advanced education and research that recognizes the unique co-operative approach to business, our programs are for you. 

Online, part-time programs 

In-person, short courses

International Co-operative Study Tours

  • Co-operative Tours to Italy - Postponed and more details to come once the Covid-19 situation has settled
  • International Co-operative Study Tour - October 2021 (Location to be confirmed)

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Our promotional video

Contest! 

"What role can co-operatives play in energizing a just economy post pandemic?" - answer this question to enter our contest to win up to $1000 credit towards our programs! First, seccond and third place prizes. See Co-op Contest! for more details. 

Events 

Special Topics Webinar Series

We are thrilled with the turn out for our Winter 2020 webinar series. Thank you to all those who contributed - presenters and participants! Please enjoy our webinar recordings below and note the next series will be announced in June for a September launch.
  • Living our Co-op Values: Applying an Intercultural Development Model to Achieve Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion with LaDonna Redmond happened on Feb 19, 2020 and the webinar recording can be found here.
  • Learn What Content Marketing and the Fifth Co-operative Principle have in Common (and how to leverage it) with Michael T. Jackson happened on Mar 11, 2020 and the webinar recording can be found here.
  • Co-operation and the Preston Model: Beyond 'Urban Regeneration' with Julian Manley happened on Mar 24, 2020 and the recording can be found here. 
  • Break Free from Our Systems Prison - A Human Centred Way of Thinking About and Managing Co-operatives with Bob Cannell on Apr 22, 2020 and the recording can be found here.
  • Lessons from Argentina's Worker Recuperated Enterprises: Co-operatives in Times of Crisis with Marcelo Vieta on May 27, 2020 and the recording can be found here. The slides from the session are available Co-operatives in Times of Crisis. Vieta Webinar

Informational webinar - Learn about programs and opportunities 

Attend one of our online webinars to get a better understanding of our programs and opportunities from the comfort of your own office, anywhere in the world. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The next webinars will take place:

View a webinar recording here.

If you would like to be informed about upcoming webinars or to set up a one-on-one session over the phone, please contact cme@smu.ca

Our Impact 

Wondering what type of impact our programs have? What are alumni and the wider community saying? View our Impact Report (as well as the 2 pager Impact Report which was updated October 2019).

Stay tuned with E-News

Subscribe here. The International Centre for Co-operative Management E-News provides the latest highlights on our co-op education, research and other exciting developments. View our May E-News ' Stay calm, co-op on!'. 

Donate to the Co-operative Management Bursary! 

It is vital that our educational programs are accessible to emerging leaders in the co-operative economy. Each year, up to 50 percent of our Master's and Diploma students draw on the support of the Leadership in Co-operative Management Bursary.

Help us to grow the bursary fund. All funds go directly to students. Enable education, access and co-operation by donating today!