CoopZone On-line Training Program 2014-15 : Free Information Webinar, August 15th

 

CoopZone is pleased to again be offering its co-op development training courses in 2014-15, starting in mid-September; or late October for the Introductory course.  

CoopZone is offering various levels of training: the Introduction to Co-op Development course, the Foundation Program, and  the Advanced Program.  The shorter Introductory course (late October through March) is appropriate for people interested in understanding simply the types and roles of co-operatives and the basic co-op development process; this is the course which staff at co-operatives & co-operative associations (other than co-op developers) have taken in the past. The higher level courses are aimed at those who wish to learn how to help others start co-operatives.  The Foundation Program, which lasts for one academic year, is for those who may become co-op development consultants or work in the early stages of development.  The Advanced Program  (Years 1 and 2) for those who wish to become active developers and provide full-scale services around business development, group development, etc.  All of these on-line courses are designed to fit around a full-time job.  The Course Director is Peter Hough, and experienced co-op developers provide mentoring to students.

For those who are thinking about taking one of the courses, there will be an information webinar  held on August 15th at 12 noon Eastern Time for 60-90 minutes.  Please RSVP to Hazel Corcoran (hazel@canadianworker.coop) by the end of the day on August 14th, and you will receive the dial-in information by the start of the day on August 15th.  Any questions should be directed to Course Director Peter Hough, training@coopzone.coop.

Click here to find brochures and applications for download: http://www.coopzone.coop/Courses.  

Here’s what some of the students have had to say: 

“The course is concise, informative and interactive. Mentors and course director are very knowledgeable, skilled, experienced, approachable and helpful. The readings and tools were very useful.”  –Billy Granger, SEED Winnipeg.  

“I would absolutely recommend the CoopZone program to anybody interested.  The course is pretty amazing in the way that it creates a common community amongst us aspiring co-op developers and several fully established and tremendously experienced ones. The instructors are great, and the mentoring system gives me the chance to have hours of one-on-one time with an expert in my desired field.”  –Joel Ratcliffe, Ontario. 

“The Advanced Co-op Developer training has enabled me to connect with other Co-op Developers and a Mentor which allowed me to apply what I am learning directly to the groups and projects I am working on, in real time.  I would recommend this program for anyone interested in Co-op Development as we are often working alone or in small teams in communities; the course allows you to feel part of a co-op team!”  –Amanda Hachey, CEC-NB

Hazel Corcoran

Executive Director, CWCF & CoopZone

Directrice générale, FCCT et CoopZone

#104, 402 – 30th Ave NE

Calgary, AB  T2E 2E3

Tél: (403) 276-8250

Fax: (403) 338-0226

www.canadianworker.coop

www.coopzone.coop

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