Upcoming Training and Awareness Raising Session for Aspiring Co-operators

The Co-operative Alternatives programme of support for existing and emerging co-operatives in Northern Ireland includes a series of virtual/in-person training sessions on co-operative skills for co-operatives.

These sessions and events aim to provide valuable knowledge, skills, and networking opportunities to support existing and emerging co-operatives. This is part of the Belfast City Council Support Programme for SE and Co-operatives.

Here some initial dates:



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1 Introduction to Co-ops: This session provides an overview of what you need to know if you want to set up a co-op. 26th October 2023, 12.00 noon to 2.00pm.

Register https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/728746268707?aff=oddtdtcreator

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2 Governance: Sociocracy for Co-operatives: This session focuses on the governance structure of co-operatives and how Sociocracy can be applied. This session is facilitated by Joanna McMinn. 7th November 2023, 12.00 noon to 2.00pm.

Register https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/728747662877?aff=oddtdtcreator

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3 Co-ops for Urban Farmers and/or Food Retailers: This event focuses on co-operatives in the context of urban farming and/or food retailing. 15th November 2023, 12.00 noon to 1.30pm.

Register at : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/728748264677?aff=oddtdtcreator

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4 Governance: Good Practice for Societies’ Directors: This session explores good governance practices for directors of co-operative societies. 5th December 2023, 12.00 noon- 2.00pm.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/728749688937?aff=oddtdtcreator


Further information please contact tiziana@coopalternatives.coop and for more training sessions visit the website page FREE Support – Co-operative Alternatives (coopalternatives.coop)