Governance and leadership training
We provide governance and leadership education and professional development for our members that is specifically targeted to the co-operative business model.
This includes a mixture of short and longer courses for experienced governors, aspiring Directors and leaders.
The recurring governance training programmes we offer are:
- Short courses, delivered by Westlake Governance and i.e.Retail
- Six-month Cooperative Governance Development Programme, in partnership with Mayfield Group
- Future Directors Programme, in partnership with the Institute of Directors
- We also have a regular calendar of leadership and other training opportunities.
Visit our Events and Training calendar to find out details of upcoming courses.
Advocating for tertiary education
Currently there is limited education available at tertiary and post-graduate level on the co-operative model.
We are focused on lobbying Government and tertiary institutions to see that co-operative papers are included into tertiary studies such as law, accounting and business, as well as in masters programmes.
This would ensure graduates entering co-operative businesses have a deeper understanding of how the model works.