Training: Essential co-operative secretary – Birmingham [postponed]

Please note that Co-operatives UK has cancelled all face-to-face events until August due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Due to the uncertainty of how long this will last we cannot guarantee that the cancelled events will be planned again for 2020. 

Please contact our events coordinator; [email protected] to be kept up to date. 

About the training

Co-op 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 with corporate governance best practice. 

This one-day training session provides all the essentials a successful co-operative secretary needs. There is a focus on the legal and governance knowledge required in addition to the softer skills needed to support and build relationships with the board of directors.

"Interesting and inspiring...It was good to know that I had been doing most things right for the last six years but also to learn so much more." 
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How much does it cost?

The training costs £150 + VAT for members of Co-operatives UK and £215 + VAT for non-members.

How attendees will benefit

Attendees will benefit by understanding the skills and qualities required for a co-op secretary and learn about the areas that are key to the secretary carrying out their role effectively.

Who should attend

The session is aimed at those who are new to the co-op secretary role as it deals with the main legal and best practice responsibilities associated with the role as well as a refresher for secretaries established in their role that may need a refresher and an update on any key changes.

What attendees will learn

  • To understand the legal duties and responsibilities of a secretary
  • To understand the practical application of these duties
  • To understand statutory reporting and paperwork requirements
  • To gain knowledge around best practice for co-op secretaries

About the trainer

Linda Barlow is the Co-operative Governance Advisor in the Advice Team at Co‑operatives UK which advises co-operatives, and organisations in the wider Social Economy, on their corporate governance arrangements. Linda works with a wide variety of co-operative, not for profit and charitable organisations which enables her to have a broad understanding of the range of corporate governance matters affecting these organisations.

Linda project managed the 2015 update to the publication of the Handbook of Co‑operative and Community Benefit Society Law, has recently updated Co‑operatives UK’s acclaimed publication, Simply Legal which provides easily accessible information on legal structures and governance and blogs on a range of corporate law topics.

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Event details
Date and time
Thursday, 11 June 2020 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
United Kingdom
More information
Contact Leoni Merrifield
Updated: 30/03/2020