The aim of this workshop is to provide an introduction to co-operatives by exploring their historical origins, including the values and principles, as well as the co-operative movement today.   

Who is it for?

  • New starters  
  • Members 
  • Middle leaders and managers 
  • Senior leaders and managers 
  • Board members/directors 
  • Those interested in co-operative ways of working/setting up a co-op 

Course content

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Explore the history behind co-operatives and their values and principles 
  • Examine the range of UK and international co-operative movements 
  • Describe how values and principles define co-operative identity using different types of co-operatives and consider why they are important. 
  • Identify steps participants can take in their role to develop and enhance the practical application of the co-operative values and principles 

Length of course

This is a half-day course, lasting three hours.

This course is also available as a self-paced online course

Book this course for you or your organisation

All our courses can be facilitated live in-person, or online via Zoom.

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