The cooperative movement is far from being a marginal phenomenon.

According to the International Co-operative Alliance, at least 12% of humanity is a co-operator and part of one of the 3 million cooperatives on earth!

This workshop will explore co-operatives across the world, offering you the chance to reflect on how your organisation, or co-ops that you know about, fit into this global landscape.

As with all our Online Anytime Short Courses, this Co-ops Worldwide course is designed for you to complete at your own pace and in any order you wish. There's also is a quick knowledge quiz at the end to recap what you've learnt.

Course aims

On completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Articulate the heritage and development of the global co-operative movement.
  • Compare and contrast the differences and similarities between co-operatives in different parts of the world
  • Recognise the needs and challenges the co-operative model is responding to around the world.
  • Explain how co-operatives help to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Purchase the course

To purchase the course, simply choose "book a place" below. You'll then receive a confirmation email with further instructions on how to access the course and start learning straight away!

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions that you'd like to ask about the course then our Learning and Development team are happy to help. Get in touch via the button below and one of the team will reply to your query ASAP.

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Member Discount

Individual and Organisational members are entitled to 15% off the price of this course. Just enter your member discount code at checkout.

Not one of our members? Join from as little as £4 per month. See more about our membership offer here.


Like many charities, our work has been severely impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

At the checkout you'll see the option to add a donation amount to your ticket. If you are in a position to do so, please give what you can.

Your support will mean that we can continue our life changing work right across the world, empowering people to change their lives for the better.

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Ticket Quantity Price

Co-ops Worldwide £35 +VAT

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