Who is it for?

If you supervise or manage other people in a co-op this workshop is the one for you. You might be wondering what a co-operative ‘leader’ is. Come along to find out! Don’t worry, you don’t have to be in a leadership role to find the course helpful and interesting. Experienced ‘leaders’ and even people in co-ops without managers can all get something out of this session.

What will I learn?

This one day workshop will look at different approaches to leadership and how they work in a commercial environment and in different co-operative models.  We’ll evaluate theoretical models of leadership and analyse the skills and behaviours of ‘leaders’ observed in case studies.

At the end of the course you’ll be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of theoretical models of leadership and leadership styles
  • Understand how to demonstrate the Co-operative Values and Principles through your own leadership behavior
  • Reflect on your own practice to evaluate your own behaviour as a ‘co‑operative leader’ and what this means
  • Identify techniques to support the development of co-operative leaders within your organisation

How will I learn?

During the workshop you’ll learn by taking part in:

  • Whole and sub-group discussion with practical activities
  • Q&A sessions
  • Self-reflection activities to think about how you’ll apply what you’ve learned to a wider context

Meet the tutor

Andrea Goodridge is an expert in leadership development and challenges leaders to challenge themselves.

She has nearly twenty years’ experience working across private, public and not for profit sectors in Europe, USA and Latin America providing leadership development facilitation and coaching. Andrea is skilled at helping leaders embed new learning and new ways of thinking as a basis for a high-performance culture based on collaboration and trust. Positive and energetic, she challenges complacent thinking and habitual behaviour to create space for alignment and change.

She is also a volunteer mentor for entrepreneurs, bringing her energy and business experience to help them to accelerate their growth potential by stepping out of their comfort zone and working from their personal strengths.


If the cost of this workshop is an issue for you or your organisation we welcome bursary applications - please find details here.

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