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Creating Connections

The Canadian Poverty Institute, in partnership with Co-operatives First and CoopZone is pleased to invite you to Creating Connections: A Workshop on Exploring Cooperatives. This free workshop is designed for community leaders interested in how the co-operative business model can be used to capture opportunities in their communities. When:              February 7th, 2018 from 9:00 am – 12 Noon   Where:            Ambrose University, Main Boardroom 150 Ambrose Circle SW, Calgary   For more information and to register, at no cost, please visit: www.CoopConnections.Eventbrite.ca. Please feel free to share with your colleagues and networks who you think may be interested.  

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CoopZone Training re: Co-op Development

Date: The CoopZone Developers’ Network Co-operative is pleased to announce the information for its Introductory on-line training program on co-operative development beginning each fall.  The brochures and applications for the 2016-17 academic year available to download, bursary applications, and general information are all available here: www.coopzone.coop/Courses.

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Simon Frasor University – Certificate in Community Economic Development

The Community Economic Development Program is a part-time program that is built to give you maximum learning and hands-on experience, while still giving you the ability to balance your other life obligations. It starts with a one-week in-person intensive, followed by three live, scheduled web-conference courses over the course of several months, and finishes with another one week in-person intensive. Visit the website for more information: http://www.sfu.ca/cscd/professional-programs/community-economic-development.html

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Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions

Saint Mary’s University offers two on-line, part time programs that provide exceptional management skills to current and future co-operative leaders. Designed for working professionals seeking a program geared to co-operatives, the programs draw students, faculty, and researchers from around the globe and from a diversity of co-operatives and credit unions. Graduates and students come from various countries and faculty hail from Canada, the United States, New Zealand, and England. Visit their website for more information: http://www.smu.ca/academic/sobey/mm/about.html

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The Art & Science of Cooperative Business Development: Co-op Developer Training

Canadian participants are welcome to attend this program.   Cooperative Business Development Training Program for Practitioners The Art and Science of Starting a Cooperative Business The CooperationWorks! Cooperative Business Development Training Program is a rigorous course for participants to develop the skills to start a new cooperative and assist groups to start new cooperative enterprises. The curriculum includes: The key steps of effective cooperative business development The unique aspects of cooperative finance, law, governance and management The essential tools for group ownership in building long-term success Financial analysis and pro forma financial statements for new co-ops Please note, at this time Cooperationworks is undergoing an assessment of its current training program to ensure we are delivering relevant content in the most cost effective and impactful way. The assessment is scheduled to be completed in late May. Until its completion, CW has not scheduled any additional trainings. Please check back for…

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