To achieve the From Co-operative Member to Director Diploma you are required to complete these seven units:



By the end of this workshop you will...

Explore Co-operative Leadership 20th March 2019
  • Understand the requirements for a leader in a values based organisation
  • Identify different leadership styles and consider the most effective ones for your co-operative workplace
  • Reflect on your own leadership styles and the leadership methods you can add to your working practice for the benefit of your organisation
  • Describe how to establish a culture that builds a shared sense of purpose with the team
  • Create a personal development plan with specific objectives that will enable you to incorporate the training from the workshop into your everyday role
Effective Communication 24th April 2019
  • Know how to effectively use different forms of communication in your role
  • Be able to gather and select data 
  • Be able to interpret data and information related to your work activity 
  • Understand how to use effective communication to help achieve the objectives of your organisation
  • Review how effective your organisations communication has been and develop an action plan on how to improve
Manage Resources 30th April 2019
  • 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 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 Others 22nd May 2019
  • Understand the factors involved in leading a team to achieve agreed objectives
  • Reflect on the current competencies of individuals and teams you work with
  • Identify the links between competencies and objectives 
  • Explain a range of training activities to support the development of your team

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
        Establish         Co-operative Culture 9th July 2019
  • Understand the concept of culture within an organisation 
  • Explain the impact of values on individual and organisational performance 
  • Describe a range of positive personal behaviours that work well to support co‑operative culture and which of these behaviours are relevant to your role and how you’ll employ them
  • Describe negative behaviours which can threaten co-operative culture and provide practical solutions to reducing the impact of negative behaviour 
  • Demonstrate constructive challenge techniques to support the introduction of an appropriate culture in your co-op

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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