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Read more about our Essential member induction training below. It takes place in Manchester on Thursday 1 October, 10AM-4.00PM.
About the training
Members are crucial to any successfully run co-operative. The most effective members: understand their role, play a full part, hold to account, but not hold up progress. Members need to understand their rights, but also their responsibilities and be exemplars in co-operative behaviour.
This one-day training session provides all the essentials a successful co-operative member needs in their role. This session is not co-operative specific covering the basics relevant to worker, consumer or community owned co-ops.
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 behaviours required to be a successful co-op member, what their role, rights and responsibilities are. This session is perfect for any member induction process.
Who should attend
The session is aimed at anyone who has recently joined a co-op and looking to get more involved as a member. This session is also helpful as a refresher for those who never managed to get round to a detailed induction on the roles and behaviours of a member.
What attendees will learn
- To understand and practice the co-operative skills and behaviours necessary to be a successful member of a co-operative
- To understand the role, rights and responsibility of membership and ownership within a co-op
- To gain a better understanding of what a co-op is, the different sorts of co-ops, the size and scale of the wider co-operative movement
- To know where to go for more information and support to increase their knowledge, connect and learn with members from other co-ops throughout the UK
About the trainer
John Atherton is the Head of Membership at Co‑operatives UK and has been advising and supporting co-operatives and the Social Economy for over 15 years. John has worked with a variety of worker, community and traditional consumer retail co-ops, both large and small.
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