Who is it for?

Have you just started a co-op? Do you need help getting members involved in the running of your organisation? This course will help your team to improve membership engagement in your co-op.

What will participants learn?

This workshop encourages your team to explore methods that co-ops can employ to engage and retain members whilst identifying appropriate policies and decision-making processes to provide support for recruitment and retention.

On completing the course they’ll be able to:

  • Explain why co-ops need active members
  • State how organisational values and principles link to membership
  • List a range of policies and codes that identify good practice
  • Describe the range of membership arrangements for different types of co-ops
  • Explain how members benefit
  • Describe the wider impacts of co-ops on people’s lives

How will participants learn?

During the workshop your team will learn by taking part in:

  • Tutor-led discussions
  • Group activities
  • Studying case studies to identify best practice
  • Reflecting on their own experiences of membership and developing an action plan for the future

Book this course for you or your organisation

If you'd like to book this course for you or your organisation, or have any questions that you'd like to ask about the content 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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Individual and Organisational members are entitled to 15% off the price of a standard ticket for our courses. 

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