CooperationWorks! Professional Training: The Art and Science of Cooperative Development, Session 1

The Art and Science of Cooperative Development is an intensive, outcome-based curriculum focused exclusively on cooperative applications and real-world elements such as site visits and interactive case studies.  The training provides critical lessons in cooperative business model, group facilitation and start-up issues while incorporating challenges cooperatives face today.  Upon completion of the program participants will be able to:
•   Understand the unique attributes of the cooperative business model
•   Lead groups through the key steps of cooperative business development process
•   Set up effective governance models for start-up cooperatives
•   Apply strong group facilitation and communication skills
•   Assess cooperative finance and capitalization strategies towards business success
•   Advise groups on the process of completing a feasibility study
•   Prepare a cooperative business plan
•   Educate groups on the legal structure and the tax environment for cooperatives
•   Build successful cooperative development ecosystems
Registration opens in late February. More info here.


Madison , WI
Monday, April 10, 2017 to Thursday, April 13, 2017