The Schulich School of Business is now accepting applications for the 2017 cohort of the FCO Program 

Co-operative innovations around the world are generating the kinds of empowering and sustainable change that so many people are looking for today. The Fundamentals of Co-operative Organizations Certificate Program (FCO) will give you the knowledge and skills you need capitalize on the co-op difference!

Highlights include:

  • 10 weeks of part-time, online and in-person study (January – March 2017)
  • Small class size, and low student-teacher ratio
  • Interaction with leading scholars and co-op CEOs
  • Analysis of governance, legislation, regulatory bodies
  • Strategic planning and change management
  • Developing a co-op, financial management, accounting and raising capital
  • Member recruitment and engagement

We have designed this course, in partnership with the Schulich School of Business, York University, to fit into a working professional’s busy schedule. It equips co-op entrepreneurs, staff and directors with the skills they need to lead their organizations. With our emphasis on practical and transferable management skills, we deal with context-specific challenges that are unique to the co-op sector.

Complete program details, including the application instructions, funding assistance, and the recent media release are available at

Apply by December 31st to secure your spot in the Class of 2017! And please, help us pread the word by sharing this announcement or the program brochure with your employees and staff!

For more information, contact Lauren Hillson, FCO Program Administrator at 519.763.8271 ext. 27

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