Press release

Flagship professional training event - Practitioners Forum 2019 - is on its way

Tickets are now on sale for Co-operatives UK's annual sell-out professional development and networking event.

Practitioners Forum takes place at The Studio, in Manchester on Thursday 7 November. Designed for people operating in key roles in co-operative businesses large and small, it is made up of a series of specialist forums: communications; finance; governance; HR and membership.

Co-operatives UK's Head of Membership, John Atherton, said: "We've got a brilliant line-up of speakers this year. What I love about this event is that it's such a fantastic development opportunity for people operating in all sorts of co-operatives - irrespective of sector or ownership model. As usual delegates can mix and match across the forums so you can pick the session which offers most value."

Did you know members of Co-operatoives UK enjoy a significant discount on Practitioners Forum tickets? The full day's training and develoment, including lunch, is priced at just £120 plus VAT for the sector body's members. Non-member price is £170 plus VAT.

This year's sessions cover an array of subject matter including e-marketing, sociocracy, employee wellbeing, unconscious bias and members engagement. And we've a wealth of talent sharing insight and inspiration from Small Axe, Lincolnshire Co-op, Anthony Collins Solicitors, Suma, Good Broadcast UK, Northern Powerhouse Consulting and more. Discover what's on the programme here.  

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