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Title: Co-op Development Training Program

Co-op Development Training Program Starting
September, 2011
Information Session July 8, 2011
  • Introductions
  • Foundations Course
  • Advanced Course I
  • Advanced Course II
  • Learning Strategy
  • Mentoring
  • Tuition and Bursaries
  • Questions

Foundations CoursePart I - Section 1
  • Introduction to the Co-operative Movement and
    Co-op Development
  • Module 1.1 History and Benefits
  • Module 1.2 Structure of the Co-op Movement
  • Module 1.3 Co-op Development

Foundations CoursePart I - Section 2
  • Co-operative Basics
  • Module 2.1 Co-op Identity and Principles
  • Module 2.2 Co-op Structure
  • Module 2.3 Legal Framework Acts,
  • Regulations, Articles, Bylaws, and Policies

Foundations CoursePart I - Section 3
  • Personal Behaviour, Networks and Skills
  • Module 3.1 Professional Behaviour Ethic
  • Module 3.2 Networks and Resources
  • Module 3.3 Information Technology (IT)

Foundations CoursePart II - Section 4
  • Facilitation, Leadership, Team Building and
  • Module 4.1 Communication Skills
  • Module 4.2 Facilitations Skills
  • Module 4.3 Negotiation, Conflict Resolution
  • Module 4.4 Adult Education and Training
  • Module 4.5 Financial, Social, and
  • Environmental Accounting

Foundations CoursePart II - Section 5
  • Co-op Enterprise Assessment, Planning and
  •  Module 5.1 Co-op Feasibility Evaluation
  •  Module 5.2 Co-op Enterprise Planning
  • Module 5.3 Project Management
  •  Module 5.4 Co-op Financing
  •  Module 5.5 Diagnostic and Problem-Solving

Foundations CourseOutcomes
  • The participant will have an understanding of
  • The benefits, basic characteristics and types of
    co-operatives that address peoples needs
  • The co-op development process and the roles of
    the potential members and development
  • The professional and ethical responsibilities of
    co-operative development facilitators
  • The basic facilitation skills required to assist
    a group to engage in creating a co-operative and
  • The skills required to complete an early stage
    assessment of the potential for success of a new
    co-operative, including a basic financial
    analysis and breakeven.

Advanced Course 1Section 1
  • The Co-operative Movement Benefits, Values and
  • Module 1.1 History and Benefits
  • Module 1.2 Structure of the Co-op
  • Movement
  • Module 1.3 Co-op Identity and Principles

Advanced Course 1Section 2
  • The Co-operative as an Adaptable Enterprise
  • Module 2.1 The Co-operative Structure
  • Module 2.2 Adapting Co-op Development
  • Module 2.3 Bylaws, Regulation
  • Governance

Advanced Course 1Section 3
  • Individual Behaviour Skills
  • Module 3.1 Professional Behaviour Ethic.
  • Module 3.2 Networks and Resources.
  • Module 3.3 Information Technology.
  • Module 3.4 Diagnostic Problem-
  • Solving.

Advanced Course 1Outcomes
  • The participant will be able to
  • Communicate the importance of community economics
    social capital the effectiveness of co-ops
    within local global contexts.
  • Articulate the roles of the national apex
    co-operative organizations, their relationship
    with the regions be aware of co-op sector
    sources for financial support.
  • Explain the Statement of Co-op Identity, Values
    and Principles and how they are manifested in
    different forms of co-operatives.

Advanced Course 1Outcomes
  • The participant will able to
  • Adapt the co-op structure and development process
    to different types of co-operatives
  • Be cognizant of key ethical and professional
  • Access and share key co-op development resources
    and information.
  • Determine use appropriate communication tools.
  • Facilitate problem-solving sessions.

Advanced Course 2Section 4
  • Communication, Facilitation, Training Team
  •  Module 4.1 Communication Skills
  •  Module 4.2 Facilitation Skills
  •  Module 4.3 Negotiation, Conflict Resolution
  • Brokering
  •  Module 4.5 Adult Education and Training
  •  Module 4.5 Financial, Social, Environmental
  • Accounting Knowledge

Advanced Course 2Section 5
  • Co-op Enterprise Assessment, Planning and
  • Module 5.1 Co-op Feasibility Evaluation
  • Module 5.2 Co-op Enterprise Planning
  • Module 5.3 Project Management
  • Module 5.4 Co-op Financing

Advanced Course 2Outcomes
  • The participant will be able to
  • Communicate complex and subtle concepts in a
    cogent and clear manner in plain language.
  • Facilitate the development of effective teams.
  • Facilitate meetings that encourage full
    participation, promote mutual understanding,
    foster inclusive solutions and teach new thinking
  • Explain the different types of decision-making
    options facilitate a groups discussion on what
    approach to use.
  • Explain and use the process of using controversy
    as a source of generating creative solutions that
    work to build consensus around desired outcomes.

Advanced Course 2Outcomes
  • The participant will able to
  • Explain the ongoing role of learning for co-op
    members in the co-op development process.
  • To organize, facilitate, guide and coach learning
    as a means to accomplish co-op development
  • Assist in implementing a basic financial,
    environment social accounting system and
    explain their importance for transparent
    governance and effective management.
  • Complete a feasibility study and business plan.
  • Develop a financing plan facilitate its
  • Develop and implement project management
    processes for different types of co-operatives.

Learning Strategy
  • This training programs seeks to engage, inform,
    and challenge you through
  • Self-directed study using online learning modules
  • Online discussion forums
  • Webinars
  • Teleconference discussion forums
  • Individual and Team Assignments
  • Personal mentoring

  • Personal mentoring is a key aspect of the
  • Each participant will be assigned a mentor.
  • Mentoring sessions will occur at least once a
    month or more frequently as agreed upon by the
    mentor and mentee.
  • The mentoring session will be guided by the
    template and brief reports filed by the mentor
    with the course director.

  • Bursaries for up to 50 of the course will be
    available through an application process.
  • The criteria will be based upon financial need
    and an assessment of the participants commitment
    to activity engaging in the provision of co-op
    development services.
  • The number and amount of the bursaries will
    depend upon the current CZ fund-raising campaign
    and the number of students that register.
  • Bursaries will be confirmed by the last week of