This workshop covers the background to the history and development of the global co-operative movement, and asks questions such as, ‘Why and how did the co-operative movement grow and evolve?’, ‘Who was involved in the emerging global movement?’ and ‘What does the global movement look like today?’. It uses a range of activities including films and discussions about co-operatives around the world to showcase the work of different co-operatives as well as giving people the opportunity to reflect on how the work of the global movement can be linked to their own roles. 

Who is it for?

  • New starters  
  • All staff/workers and members 
  • Middle leaders and managers 
  • Senior leaders and managers 
  • Board members/directors 

Course content

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Describe the background to the history and development of the global co-operative movement 
  • Give an overview of the institutional framework of global co-operation 
  • Discuss a range of examples that demonstrate the diversity of the worldwide co-operative movement 
  • Identify links between their role and the global movement 

Length of course

This is a full-day course, lasting six hours.

This course is also available as a self-paced online course

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