Are your members and staff getting the full picture?
An active, engaged, and informed membership and staff community is critical to the success and sustainability of your co-op. The BCCA offers educational workshops, trainings, resources, and consultation services for our member co-ops that can help you build literacy around the co-operative model, cultivate a sense of co-operative identity, and boost participation among your membership.
Co-ops 101 Workshops
$250/session for members, $350/session for non-members
Co-ops 101 workshops/webinars are a perfect introduction to the structure and advantages of the co-operative model for new or potential members and staff. These 90-minute facilitated workshops cover the basics of everything from the history of the co-operative model, to the various types of co-ops, to why co-operation matters in today’s context. Workshops are facilitated by our Co-operative Education Co-ordinator, Iva Jankovic, and include presentation, discussion, activity, and Q&A components.
Co-operative Leadership Trainings
$500/session for members, $750/session for non-members
BCCA’s Co-operative Leadership Trainings provide an in-depth expansion on the material covered in Co-ops 101 with a focus on developing co-operative literacy and skills among your co-ops membership, management, and staff. This program focuses on what it means to be a member, manager, or staff of a co-operative and how the 7 co-operative principles can be realized on an individual, team, and organizational level. Trainings are typically 3 hours long and include opportunities for discussion, self-reflection, ideation, and skill-building. As part of this service, BCCA will work with you to customize this training session to your co-operative and identify opportunities to include aspects of this content into your overall member, management, and staff onboarding processes.
Over the years, BCCA has developed a number of educational resources that we are happy to share with our members to support them in their education, training, and informational needs (Co-operative Principle #5!). These resources include:
- Printouts: (e.g. the definition of a Co-operative, the 7 Co-operative Principles and 6 Co-operative Values)
- Templates: (e.g. member training checklist, co-op staff & management training checklist)
- Tools: (e.g. Co-ops 101 basic slide deck, activities, OERs)
BCCA offers Co-operative Education consulting services for co-operatives with specific education, training, and informational needs. We work with you to identify opportunities to leverage Co-operative Education in your co-operative and develop specific programs, content, and strategies for building co-operative literacy and engagement among your membership, management, staff, or stakeholder community. For example, we can help you develop or adapt a customized member onboarding/training program, develop informational content, or build out an education program integrated into your co-operative’s activities. Please get in touch with Iva Jankovic directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your idea for developing co-operative educational components for your co-op!