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Co-operatives UK Events Diary

Below is a complete listing of events organised by Co-operatives UK and our members.

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National Retail Consumer Conference 2015


27/02/2015 - 12:15

 

Mark Smith, Chief Executive of The Southern Co-operative, says retail societies have a "once in generation chance" to move forward together - and will be explaining how at the 2015 National Retail Consumer Conference (NRCC). 

Organised by Co-operatives UK, this popular event is a...

Co-operative Skills: Being a good co-op member


05/03/2015 - 09:30

 

This training course, which is targeted towards worker co-operative members, explores the core skills and behaviors needed in a successful co-op. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the challenges associated with being a worker co-operative member, identifying ways of...

Co-operative Skills: Being a good co-op member


12/03/2015 - 09:30
 

This training course, which is targeted towards worker co-operative members, explores the core skills and behaviors needed in a successful co-op. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the challenges associated with being a worker co-operative member, identifying ways...

Co-operative Essentials: All about co-ops


25/03/2015 - 09:30

 

This is a training seminar aimed at employees, directors and members new to their co-operative and/or the co-operative movement.

Topics covered include:

  • What is a co-op and how to describe them
  • The scale and diversity of the co-operative economy in the...

Co-operative Skills: Effective meetings & decision making


21/04/2015 - 09:30

 

This training course is designed to improve participation in and the facilitation of effective meetings and decision-making within co-operatives. The seminar covers roles in meetings; basic facilitation techniques for idea generation; and decision-making tools with an emphasis on...

Co-operative Development Body Forum


22/04/2015 - 11:00

 

How can co-operative development bodies (CDBs) best help people realise their co-op ambitions? This forum allows CDB members to come together, share best practice and co-ordinate activity across the UK.

Subject matter typically includes the most effective ways to set up new co-...

Co-operative Essentials: Roles and responsibilities of a co-op director


24/04/2015 - 09:30

 

Who can be on a co-operative's board of directors and what are their legal responsibilities? This training course covers those issues and all the other essentials required to be an effective member of the board.

Designed for new directors and those in need of a...

Midland and North Consumer Council


25/04/2015 - 10:30

 

Consumer councils are meetings for nominated individuals from consumer co-operatives in membership of Co-operatives UK.

They provide opportunities for presidents, chairs and directors to learn from and share information with each other and Co-operatives UK. Consumer councils also...

Worker Co-operative Weekend


08/05/2015 - 16:00

 

Campfires, superb food and drink and good company are all prerequisites at the Worker Co-operative Weekend. Business benefits also go hand in hand, with practical sessions and networking opportunities. 

Programme details to be confirmed soon

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Worker Co-operative Council


08/05/2015 - 17:00
 

Worker Co-operative Council meetings are for the elected representatives of worker co-operative members of Co-operatives UK.

Their primary purpose is to act as a sounding board for worker co-operatives issues. They discuss and put forward initiatives to support worker co-operatives ...

Co-operative Skills: Effective meetings & decision making


19/05/2015 - 09:30

 

This training course is designed to improve participation in and the facilitation of effective meetings and decision-making within co-operatives. The seminar covers roles in meetings; basic facilitation techniques for idea generation; and decision-making tools with an emphasis on...

Co-operative Skills: Accountability and delegation without a boss


02/06/2015 - 09:30

 

This training session is designed to help workers manage their business collectively. Attendees will explore how decisions are implemented, work is done to agreed standards and workers are supported in workers' co-ops. The training will covering different approaches, methods and inter-...

Co-operative Skills: Accountability and delegation without a boss


09/06/2015 - 09:30
 

This training session is designed to help workers manage their business collectively. Attendees will explore how decisions are implemented, work is done to agreed standards and workers are supported in workers' co-ops. The training will covering different approaches, methods...

Co-operative Skills: Strategic planning and managing change


18/06/2015 - 09:30

 

This training course is designed to improve participation in strategic planning, helping co-operatives and their members develop or cope with change. The seminar covers exploring shared goals; what motivates members; participative approaches to strategic planning; typical challenges;...

Co-operative Skills: Strategic planning and managing change


25/06/2015 - 09:30
 

This training course is designed to improve participation in strategic planning, helping co-operatives and their members develop or cope with change. The seminar covers exploring shared goals; what motivates members; participative approaches to strategic planning; typical...

Congress


27/06/2015 - 17:00

 

This is the co-operative sector's premier event, bringing together those with a passion for co-operative action; to share ideas, be inspired and make change. The Co-operatives UK AGM take's place on the Friday and any member can attend.

The main Congress takes place...

Co-operative Skills: Communication and working with conflict


01/07/2015 - 09:30

 

Conflict within any business can be hugely damaging. This training course is designed to help attendees explore, understand and build the attitudes and skills needed to work with and overcome conflict within their co-operative. The session covers learning to listen and communicating...

Southern Consumer Council


07/07/2015 - 11:00

 

Consumer councils are meetings for nominated individuals from consumer co-operatives in membership of Co-operatives UK. They provide opportunities for presidents, chairs and directors from these co-operatives to learn from and share information with each other and Co-operatives UK. They...

Midland and North Consumer Council


18/07/2015 - 10:30

 

Consumer councils are meetings for nominated individuals from consumer co-operatives in membership of Co-operatives UK. They provide opportunities for presidents, chairs and directors from these co-operatives to learn from and share information with each other and Co-operatives UK. They...

Co-operative Essentials: Roles and responsibilities of a co-op secretary


22/07/2015 - 09:30

 

Consumer retailer society secretaries are key members of the management executive team. The most effective secretaries will be trusted advisors to the board, delivering essential services to ensure the well being of their co-op in terms of legal operation, administration and compliance...

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