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Governance training

Emma Laycock

We offer a range of training courses to suit those new to governance, seasoned professionals and everyone in between. 

Flexible, comprehensive training designed for co-ops 

Good governance isn't just about complying with the law (though that's extremely important of course). Getting the right people, policies, behaviours in place - alongside meaningful member engagement - isn't always easy. As experts in co‑operative governance we're here to help and offer a range of training courses. 

One-day courses

These are designed to support co-operatives at every stage of their governance journey. Our popular courses include:

Essential Co-op Director

This training covers these issues and all other essentials required to be an effective member of the Board of a co-op. Join us for both a theory-led and practical session delivered by experienced professional trainers.

Co-op Secretary I: The essentials

In this training, learn the essentials a successful co-operative secretary needs. From the legal and governance knowledge required, to the 'softer' skills needed to support and build relationships with the board of directors.

Co-op Secretary II: Putting learning into practice

This further training will equip you with a suite of practical plans covering every event in an annual governance cycle. We will also ensure you have the knowledge to deliver on all your responsibilities as secretary of your organisation.

Co-op Secretary training package

Access both secretary training courses at a significant discount. 

  • £180 + VAT (discounted from £225) for members of Co-operatives UK
  • £262 + VAT (discounted from £315) for non-members
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Good, well presented and well grounded practical and relevant training session. Emma was knowledgeable, personable, frank and insightful.
– Greenwich Leisure

Bespoke training 

You might require a training course on a specific topic. We’re always happy to work with our members to deliver bespoke courses as and when required. 

We know that for many of our members, an approach to governance that would suit other organisations just doesn’t work. As experts in co-operative governance, we’re confident that we can deliver training for you and your colleagues that suits your business.

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