To achieve the Diploma in Being a Co-operative Director you are required to complete these seven units:



By the end of this workshop you will...

The Role of a Co-operative Director

11th April 2019
  • Assess your current skill set and competencies against the requirements of your role as a leader and your organisations objectives
  • Evaluate your organisations approach to leadership with regard to ethics and values 
  • Discuss leadership styles and how they can be adapted to different scenarios 
  • Evaluate the impact you have in leading the team in the achievement of objectives 
  • Reflect on the communication you have with colleagues and considered how well you have supported them in your role as a leader
  • Create a personal development plan with challenging but achievable goals that will advance your professional development
Personal Development 8th May 2019
  • Have reflected on your performance, identified objectives to improve further and thought about what needs to be done in order to achieve them
  • Understand how to plan and manage your workload effectively in order to achieve your goals
  • Reflected on the working relationships you have that can help you achieve your objectives
  • Developed a personal development plan with actions to take once you return to your workplace and identify how you will evaluate it
  • Plan the resources you will require for personal professional development
  • Explain how to support and promote staff welfare
Develop and Manage Networks 4th June 2019
  • Understand how to develop personal networks to support your current and future organisational objectives
  • Identify contacts you have who possess the influence or skillset to help meet the aims of your organisation.
  • Design a data gathering process to produce information from networks to assist in organisational planning
  • Be able to use the skill of encouraging and supporting implementation of ideas from the network across your organisation
  • Understand the need to establish and support networks to help you achieve your personal and professional goals

Meeting Stakeholder Needs

26th June 2019
  • Explain how stakeholders differ in a co-op to other types of organisation
  • Identify the stakeholders in your organisation and plan to meet their needs
  • Describe how review your activities in order to continually meet stakeholder needs
  • Reflect upon the quality standards that exist in your organisation and identify improvements that could be made
  • Understand how to notify stakeholders if there is a need to change system, procedures or practice

Cooperative Decision   Making

17th July 2019
  • Identify and select sources of data and information
  • Be able to analyse and present information to support decision making
  • Be able to communicate information that supports decision making
  • Understand how to achieve decisions that are acceptable to all stakeholders in your organisation
  • Encourage discussion of potential obstacles, facilitating development of alternatives approaches to decision making in co-operatives

Corporate Social Responsibility and Co-operatives

4th September 2019

  • Understand the Principle of an organisational CSR strategy
  • Have reflected on the current CSR strategy of your organisation
  • Explain the impact of an organisational CSR strategy on organisational performance
  • Describe how you implement and evaluate organisational CSR strategy at operational level
  • Considered the responsibilities of different members of your organisation in taking part in and executing the CSR plan.

Benefits of taking our accredited CMI programmes:


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Written notice of cancellations up to 21 days before an event will incur a 25% administration fee. After this time period, a 100% cancellation charge will apply. Substitutions (i.e. name changes) for the event booked can be made free of charge.

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