Whether you are new to a co-operative, an experienced co-operator or want to make your workplace a more co-operative one, this one-day workshop will explore the co-operative values and principles and how you can put them into practice effectively.

Who is it for?

This workshop is for you if you...

  • want to know more about values-based organisations
  • are interested in learning more about co-operative values and principles
  • are looking for ways to effectively integrate values and principles into you role and promote them to others
  • are a new colleague or member completing your induction
  • are an existing colleague or member exploring ways to engage further with co-operative values and principles

What will I learn?

In this one-day workshop we will explore why shared values and principles are the life blood of co-operative organisations. We will consider why values and principles so important to this unique form of business.

At the end of the workshop you will be able to...

  • recognise the distinctive features of a co-operative and similar organisations
  • examine the range and complexity of the UK and international co-operative movement
  • identify the key features of your own organisation (or organisations you are associated with)
  • recognise how values and principles are currently put into practice in your own organisation (or organisations you are associated with)
  • write a personal action plan to ensure continued engagement with co-operative values and principles

How will I learn?

Throughout this interactive workshop you will learn through taking part in tutor led discussions, exploring best practice case studies and participating in group activity. There will time for personal reflection too and an opportunity to identify how you might use the learning after the event.

Meet the Tutor

Adrian Ashton has delivered training at the College for 10 years and brings a great deal of experience and success.

Adrian is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards related to his training, including the UK’s ‘best enterprise support and development consultant’ in global ACQ awards 2016 and awarded ‘best in sector’ for support to social enterprise by DealFeed International, 2014.

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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If the cost of this workshop is an issue for you or your organisation we welcome bursary applications - 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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