Co-operative Governance Essentials Program

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PRESENTER Richard Westlake

Trusted corporate governance advisor and experienced board chair and director, Richard Westlake – pictured – will present the value-packed seminar. An MA graduate from Oxford University, Richard has a strong co-operative knowledge including serving on the board of Dairy Goat Co-operative and advising the Fonterra Shareholders Council and Rabobank. He has been an effective and popular presenter at several Cooperative Business NZ governance training events in recent years. Due to a good level of ongoing demand we have decided to hold another co-op governance seminar in September.

 

COST $695 plus GST (includes morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea)
CONTENT  
This comprehensive seminar will give you the essential governance knowledge and skills to become an effective leader within the co-operative environment. Developed by Cooperative Business NZ in association with Richard Westlake Governance, this seminar is ideally suited for our Members, including our Members’ Members.

 

In the morning, you’ll learn about The Co-operative Difference – what is the origin of co-ops, why do people set them up, and what are the unique advantages (and challenges) of this type of company? Most of the day will be devoted to Leading in a Co-operative – what governance in a co-op is and should be; what’s different from other types of companies; and what are your duties and responsibilities as a director of a co-op? You’ll learn how to get the most from your co-op’s board meetings and how your board can become a ‘champion team’ and not just a ‘team of champions.’

 

Working with real-life examples across supplier, purchasing and customer-owned co-ops, this interactive workshop provides real value and is subsidized to our Members. If you’re a new or emerging director of a co-op, or you’re thinking of standing for election, otherwise if you are a CEO or senior executive within a co-op, this is the workshop that you should not miss. Places are limited to 18, please advise me by return email if you or others within your co-op would like to attend.

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Craig Presland

CEO

Cooperative Business NZ