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Co-op development training program

STARTING FALL 2020

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Co-op development is a challenging process that requires a diverse array of skills. Becoming an effective co-op developer requires not just knowledge and creativity, but most of all practice working with many different types of co‑ops.

CoopZone members offer themselves as mentors to course participants and are the most experienced co-op developers in Canada.

CoopZone offers various levels of training:

CO-OPERATIVE TRANING PROGRAM (2 YEARS)

A program is designed for people who seek to provide full development services to co-operatives

À LA CARTE OPTION

Tailor your training to fit your exact needs! Pick and choose classes in our training program.

Co-op development training program

STARTING FALL 2018

Co-op development is a challenging process that requires a diverse array of skills. Becoming an effective co-op developer requires not just knowledge and creativity, but most of all practice working with many different types of co-ops.

CoopZone members offer themselves as mentors to course participants and are the most experienced co-op developers in Canada.

CoopZone offers various levels of training:

CO-OPERATIVE TRAINING PROGRAM

for those who wish to understand and support others leading the process

TWO YEAR ADVANCED PROGRAM

for those coordinating the process

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Overview

Who are we?

Who are we?

The CoopZone Developers’ Network Co-operative is a network of people and organizations that help to start, develop, and support co-operatives.

Our vision

Our vision

To enhance the quality of life in Canada by promoting and supporting the growth and development of co-operatives, through mobilizing co-operative developers committed to the vision and objectives of the co-operative movement.

Get in touch!

Get in touch!

To learn more about this course write to
Course Director Eric Tusz-King at courses@coopzone.coop.

CO-OP DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAM

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INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM

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This program is designed for people who are interested in working with developing and existing co-operatives.

This two-year program will provide you with advanced skills and information to provide development, facilitation, and project management services to new, existing and expanding co-operatives. It is expected that graduates will be able to provide a full range of development services to a co-operative. The program will also connect participants with other colleagues working in the field, as well as those working with specific co-op sectors.

The courses have been designed by some of Canada’s most experienced co-op developers in order to share the skills, knowledge and experience required to assist with the full co-op development process from start-up, as well as to provide ongoing assistance to existing co-operatives.

  • On-line distance education program in a collaborative learning team environment.
  • Participate in video discussions on-line, group conference calls and webinars.
  • Incorporate the courses into your existing career.
  • Learn about co-operatives and the development process within your own context.
  • Network with other practitioners.
  • Have the benefit of an experienced mentor.

The courses have been designed by some of Canada’s most experienced co-op developers in order to share the skills, knowledge and experience required to assist with the full co-op development process from start-up, as well as to provide ongoing assistance to existing co-operatives.

First Year Courses

  • Introduction to Co-operatives and Co-operative Development
    • Course begins: September 14, 2020
    • Course ends: November 13, 2020
    • Deadline to apply: August 31, 2020
  • Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities in Co-operatives, Co-operative Organizations, and Federations
    • Course begins: October 26, 2020
    • Course ends: January 4, 2020
    • Deadline to apply: October 9, 2020
  • The Co-operative Structure and its Versatility
    • Course begins: January 4, 2021
    • Course ends: March 5, 2021
    • Deadline to apply: December 15, 2020
  • Co-operative Developer’s Leadership
    • Course begins: February 22, 2021
    • Course ends: April 23, 2021
    • Deadline to apply: February 1, 2021

Second Year Courses

  • Co-operative Financing, Capitalization and Financial Planning
    • Course begins: September 21, 2020
    • Course ends: November 20, 2020
    • Deadline to apply: August 31, 2020
  • Co-operative Monitoring and Reporting – Accounting and Audits
    • Course begins: November 2, 2021
    • Course ends: January 8, 2021
    • Deadline to apply: October 9, 2020
  • Decision-making and Dealing with Conflicts in Co-operatives
    • Course begins: January 11, 2021
    • Course ends: March 12, 2021
    • Deadline to apply: December 15, 2020
  • Final Module – Leadership and Maintaining Co-operatives’ Value
    • Course begins: March 1, 2021
    • Course ends: April 30, 2021
    • Deadline to apply: February 1, 2021
  • Tuition is $3,000 for the year
  • Each course is $750 individually
  • We accept payment in installments with the first payment before course begins
  • For those who find this financially prohibitive, some partial bursaries may be available

Information webinars

One hour webinars are offered to introduce the courses at a time convenient for you.

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