To achieve the Executive Diploma in Co-operative Management and Leadership you are required to complete all of the following units:


By the end of this workshop you will...

The Role of a Co-operative Leader
  • 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
Manage Resources
  • Identify the range of resources you have and those that you need in order to achieve the objectives of your organisation
  • Describe how you select and use resources to meet planned expectations
  • Explain how to monitor and control resources in your organisation and understand the need for change
  • Create a plan to take away with you that details how you will manage resources effectively going forward.
Personal Development
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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
Co-operative Decision Making
  • 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
Manage Projects
  • Identify the components of project stages and lifecycle
  • Conduct research using sources and analyse data and options
  • Develop a project plan, identify and mitigate risks
  • Construct a monitor and review strategy
  • Make conclusions and recommendations that achieve the project aim
Corporate Social Responsibility and Co-operatives
  • 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.
Leading Equality and Diversity
  • Reflect upon your organisations commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity
  • Understand the needs of others in relation to equality of opportunity and diversity
  • Know what processes exist for dealing with others whose behaviours, words or actions do not support a commitment to equality of opportunity or diversity

Benefits of taking our accredited CMI programmes:

Membership of the CMI,  Access to a huge range of online resources, Knowledge based workshops led by experts, 24/7 access to the information you need, Qualification from a recognised and  respected provider, Meaningful and relevant assessments, Conve 


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Cancellation policy

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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