Educational Events

NASCO Cooperative Education and Training Institute

NASCO Institute is our flagship annual conference of cooperators from across the continent. Since 1977, NASCO's Cooperative Education & Training Institute has been widely recognized as one of the most important training and networking opportunities available to members, directors, staff, and managers of group-equity cooperatives. The annual NASCO Institute is always a one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with hundreds of cooperative leaders and employers, to caucus about pressing issues, and to work on building an inclusive and accessible cooperative movement. Institute takes place every fall and online registration opens in late summer. Learn more. 


Staff & Member Leadership Convening

The NASCO Staff & Member Leadership Convening is a cooperative education and training program that is designed specifically to meet the needs of staff, managers, and member-leaders of group equity and campus-based housing cooperatives. The conference as a collective learning forum that strives to empower campus co-op staff, members, and students from across Canada and the United States. Conference participants share ideas through workshops, discussions, peer consultancy, and informal networking. Learn more.


Regional Event Support

NASCO provides support to local groups that are organizing regional gatherings of cooperators. Interested in hosting a regional gathering? Contact us for a free consultation.


Fall Orientation Webinar Series

The Fall Orientation Webinars are perfect for new and seasoned co-opers alike. This series is offered annually in October and includes Co-ops 101, Board Roles & Responsibilities, Budget Fluency, and Meeting Facilitation. Webinars are free for NASCO members and sliding scale for non-members. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates. 


Expectations for Engagement in NASCO Community Spaces

In each of NASCO's education events, whether in person or virtual, we ask participants to abide by a set of ground rules. These are offered as tools for participants to hold themselves and eachother accountable as we engage in a respectful and challenging educational process. Review the full expectations here.