Co-operative Management Course (Sydney)

Co-operative Management Course

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This co-operative management course is aimed at better understanding of the distinctive nature of the co-operative business models and how these compare with the more conventional business models and how they vary in terms of their governance, accounting procedures, distribution of share capital and voting rights, human resources, communications, marketing and strategic purpose. This co-operative management course will provide you with the essential tools to understand how co-operatives work in developed economies, drawing in particular upon case studies and research from Australia, Europe and the United States. In this course you will explore not simply the theoretical function and contribution of co-operatives, but also the practical challenges facing them. You will be encouraged, where appropriate, to ground their learning in their own experiences.

Learning Aims

There is increasing political and theoretical focus upon the contribution of co-operatives, mutual and member owned organisations within market-based economies. The interaction of co-operatives with government and non-government institutions change the behaviours of governments, markets, communities and individuals. Changing economic policies and government regulations creates opportunities and challenges for the societal role and sustainability of co-operative organisations.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this co-operative management course you will understand:

  1. Specific requirements and unique challenges facing co-operative, mutual and member owned organisations which are markedly different from more generic business issues and concerns.
  2. Compare and contrast the co-operative and mutual business model with that of investor-owned businesses
  3. Exhibit knowledge of the co-operative and mutual business model as it exists locally, nationally and internationally
  4. Evaluate the impact, and make strategic decisions in relation to:
    1. government policies and legal environments
    2. competitive market dynamics
    3. social cooperation within their member community, and
    4. the impact of the natural environment
  5. key intellectual traditions in co-operative research
  6. roles of co-operatives in public policy
  7. approaches to organisational behaviour, governance and accountability in co-operatives and other forms of demutualised organisations
  8. the nature of member loyalty and engagement within a co-operative and mutual enterprise and how to strengthen and retain member commitment
  9. Demonstrate an ability to apply their understanding of co-operative and mutual enterprise business model dynamics to the solving of managerial problems.

Intended Audience

This co-operative management course is suitable for members of co-operative management teams, elected co-operative leaders, staff of co-operative associations, teachers and trainers specialising in the field of co-operative management or anyone who is seeking greater understanding of the nature of co-operative business models.

Delivery Style

This co-operative management course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture and group discussions. This training approach allows you to work through concepts introduced by the instructor in an application-focused teaching environment. You will challenge your understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in your individual workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This co-operative management course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.


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