Member Education & Training

BSC Welcome to the Co-ops - Video

Berkeley Student Cooperative "Welcome to the Co-ops" orientation video.

An introduction to the history of the Berkeley Student Cooperative and how cooperative living keeps costs low and builds communtiy.

BSC Member Rights - Video

Berkeley Student Cooperative "Member Rights" orientation video

Being a member of the Co-ops is like being the citizen of a town or country, and comes with the rights to take part in the governance of the organization, as well as to use its facilities.

Discover the Co-operative Difference - flyer

"Discover the Co-operative Difference!"

The Canadian Co-operative Association's free, online orientation program for co-op staff, board, and members, this tool provides information about the principles and values of co-operatives, the landscape and scope of co-operatives across Canada and links to lots more information. The format is taking a walk down virtual co-op main street.

Leadership Cycle

Finding good leaders in a student co-op is not an accidental process.  If your methods for finding and nurturing new leaders are haphazard and less than successful you must institute change or the future of your co-op is at stake.  Good leaders are not found, they are grown. Potential leaders must be identified early in their time in the co-op, they must be encouraged and nurtured.  Most of all they must be rewarded for their involvement through success and recognition.

How to Design Successful Community Workshops

This is an outline for a training called 'Ready to Train? How to Design Successful Community Workshops'
Workshop Objective: Participants will learn the basics of popular education theory and training design to ensure that they have the basic skills needed to run effective community trainings.
Core Competencies:  Core competencies will include respect for the learner as teacher, commitment to variation of participatory training methods, and willingness to use a training design model to plan an effective training.