Advanced Co-operative Governance Program
January 10, 17, and 24, 2024 (+ January 31 for non-CRS participants)
Foster your skills in governance with the Advanced Co-operative Governance Program
Designed by the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives and The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and with the support of Federated Co-operatives Limited, the Advanced Co-operative Governance program gives directors the knowledge and understanding to govern their co-operatives with confidence. Following are some of the topics we look at from a uniquely co-operative's perspective. They include:
- Working with and being mindful of interdependencies among co-operatives;
- Fiduciary care and duty of care;
- Establishing a positive culture through understanding board dynamics, communication behaviour, and personality types and biases;
- Human resources stewardship and financial stewardship; and
- Performance measures, compliance monitoring, and risk management
These virtual sessions use a combination of online self-study and live webinar sessions that connect you with experienced facilitators and fellow co-operative directors. The Winter 2024 offering of Advanced Co-operative Governance has three compulsory live sessions: January 10, 17 and 24, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 12:00pm (Saskatchewan time or Central Standard Time). Non-CRS participants are also required to participate in a fourth live session on January 31 on advanced co-operative financials (see more below).
Upon completion of Advanced Co-operative Governance (program attendance and passing an exam), Directors will be recognized as leaders obtaining the Co-opDirector.D designation.
The Director Development Program Series 3 (DDP3)
In partnership with Federated Co-operatives Limited, this program is also called, “Director Development Program (DDP) Series 3: Advanced Co-operative Governance” and is offered to board members in the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) who are striving to keep their local co-ops central to their communities’ wellbeing while also contributing to the vitality of the CRS across Western Canada.
Pre-requisite for DDP Series 3
To enrol in DDP Series 3: Advanced Co-operative Governance, participants must have already completed DDP Series 1 and DDP Series 2.
For more information about DDP Series 1 and 2 please contact Stan Yu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Day 1: January 10||Day 2: January 17||Day 3: January 24||Day 4: January 31
(only for non-CRS participants)
The Advanced Co-operative Governance Program is being facilitated by:
Director and Strategic Research Fellow, Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives; and Assistant Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Associate Professor, Edwards School of Business, University of Saskatchewan; and Co-operative Retailing System Chair in Co-operative Governance
Winter 2024 Offering – January 10, 17, and 24, 2024
In order to create a conducive virtual learning environment, there are limited course seats.
Program cost $1,800 per person + GST & PST (Exam and certification included).