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This unique training programme, delivered via a series of four x 2 hour webinars, has been designed to respond to the growing interest in the role that co-operatives play in the field of international development.

Who is it for?

This programme is for you if you…

  • are interested in finding out more about international co-operative development
  • want to find out more about the global co-operative movement
  • wish to explore how co-operatives work actively with the UN Sustainable Development Goals**
  • have a role in your organisation that covers international development

What will I learn?

During this training programme you’ll be immersed in the world of international co-operative development from the outset, illustrated using real life case studies and supported by a whole host of resources.

By the end of the series of four webinars you will be able to…

  • explain the diversity and reach of the global co-operative movement and how co-ops have transformed the lives of individuals across the world
  • list similarities and differences of how co-operatives work internationally
  • identify opportunities and challenges of international co-operative development
  • describe the “co-operative difference” in international development and the crucial role that education plays within this

How will I learn?

During the interactive webinars you will learn through group activities, individual reflection and tutor led discussions. ‘Zoom’ technology allows for a participatory approach throughout the programme.

Key dates

  • Wednesday 12th February - Webinar 1: The role of co-operatives in international development
  • Wednesday 26th February - Webinar 2: Tackling global challenges through international co-operative development
  • Wednesday 11th March - Webinar 3: Co-operatives in the field – projects, process and partnerships - Part 1
  • Wednesday 25th March - Webinar 4: Co-operatives in the field – projects, process and partnerships - Part 2

Webinars will run from 2-4pm. You will be sent an email with information about how to join the webinars once you have booked onto the course. 

Have you also seen our Introduction to International Co-operative Development one-day workshop? Click here to find out more. 

Meet the team

With a wealth of experience in international co-operative development, our team is well placed to highlight how co-operatives strive to build sustainable communities and transform lives across the world.

Dr Sarah Alldred is the International Programme Manager at the College.

With a background in Peace Studies, Sarah manages the College’s international co-operative development programmes, taking her to a whole host of different countries including Ethiopia, Malawi, Colombia, and right across Europe through our work on the Co-operatives Europe Development Platform.

Dr Amanda Benson specialises in gender, agriculture, international and community development, Amanda coordinates the College research and projects to promote sustainable and inclusive development both in the UK and worldwide.

Do you have any questions?

If you have any questions that you'd like to ask about the course 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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Here at the College we welcome bursary applications across a range of our courses  - please find details here.

Member discount

Individual and organisational members are entitled to 15% off the price of a standard ticket for this course. Just enter the code at checkout.

Not an individual member? Join from as little as £4 per month. See more about our membership offer here.

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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