eLearning

We have a variety of eLearning courses that could come in useful to your organisation. We also offer a bespoke service of adapting existing courses and materials to suit your needs.Read more

Executive Education

We have partnered with Saint Mary's University, Canada to put together an exciting programme for CEOs, senior managers and board members. Get your team into gear with a look at the movement’s history and how modern co-ops fit within the ‘social solidarity economy’.Read more

Exploring Co‑operative Leadership

This workshop examines different approaches to leadership. Anyone in your organisation who manages or supervises others, even in a 'flat management structure', will benefit from this course.Read more

Worker Co-op Induction

This course explores the world of worker co-ops and what makes them tick. It's perfectly suited to organisations with new recruits (or even staff who need a refresher) who need to learn more about what co-ops are and how they work.Read more

Establishing Co‑operative Culture

Have you or your staff ever wondered how to act in a co-operative way? This course will greatly benefit your staff by helping them to consider how to behave to support co-ops and foster a culture of collaboration and co‑production, an asset to any workplace.Read more

Making Co-op Values and Principles Work For You

This introductory workshop explores what co-ops are and where they come from. Case studies reveal the diverse nature of co-ops with regard to age, size and type.Read more

Directors' Induction

Do your staff need a couple of pointers on how to be a successful Director? This workshop is great for prospective Board members to provide an insight into co-ops and gives a strong foundation for them starting in the role of Director.Read more

Taking the Risk Out of Co-operative Governance

Are you and your team curious about how co-operative governance works? Do you need help with the knowhow to get it right in your co-op? This workshop is just what your organisation needs.Read more

The Nature of Strategy

This workshop will equip your staff with a basic knowledge of business strategy and why it's important.Read more

Understanding Co-operative Finance

A one day workshop looking at co-op finance. Do you want your team to gain a deeper understanding about how co-operatives finance themselves? Do you want committee-members to have a better understanding of the reports they're given? This course will hopefully answer all your staff's finance-related questions.Read more

Developing and Sustaining an Engaged Membership

Has your co-op just been set up? Do you need help getting members involved in the running of your organisation? This course will be useful for anyone who is interested in membership engagement in a co-op or who just wants to know more.Read more

Managing Conflict in Co-ops

A one day workshop looking at how to identify, prevent and resolve conflicts in co-ops. This workshop will explore consensual conflict resolution, an asset to any workplace.Read more

Working Together Effectively

All co-ops want to facilitate a working environment which benefits everyone. We understand that it's not always easy to work with other people and that personalities sometimes clash. This course will help your staff to contribute to a happy and productive working environment.Read more

Persuasive Speaking

This workshop will help your team to explore techniques of getting their message across persuasively. It's important that employees, especially in co-ops, can communicate to each other effectively and the content of this course will help them do just that.Read more

Speaking in Chamber

This one day workshop is aimed at council members who want to boost their skills at delivering chamber speeches. It will show learners how to deliver chamber speeches that will engage the whole audiences: from fellow members in the chamber to members of the general public watching debates on their smartphones.Read more

Take the Chair

A half day workshop aimed at improving skills at chairing meetings and leading focus groups. Attendees will learn how to be neutral, confident and articulate Chairs so that effective and efficient meetings are more easily achieved.Read more

Exploring International Co-operation

Our international projects span the globe, from mainland Europe to Malawi in the heart of Africa. With over 15 years’ experience in international co-operative development, our team will equip your staff with the knowledge and understanding of what it takes to build sustainable communities and transform lives across the world.Read more

Exploring our Co-operative Heritage

This fascinating exploration into co-operative history will allow your team to explore how and why co-operatives started and their impact on the movement today.Read more

Developing Co-operative Training Skills

On-the-job training is often an essential part of an organisation's staff development. This workshop will help your staff to broaden their skills, knowledge and behaviour when it comes to training others. Learners don't have to be a ‘trainer’ or ‘teacher’ to attend, just someone interested in helping others to develop themselves.Read more

Coaching for Success

Here at the Co-operative College we believe in helping people to help themselves in keeping with the Co-operative principles of self-help and self-responsibility. As part of our service we offer personal coaching by experienced specialists.Read more

Board Self-Assessment Tool

A tool for co-ops to use to identify current skills and knowledge of Directors to support the development of a training plan for the Board.Read more

Learning Lunches

These bitesize sessions are perfect for organisations who want to learn more about co-operatives but are short on time.Read more

Board Skills Audit

A 4–6 week process to identify the current skills and knowledge of Directors.Read more