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. We offer educational workshops, training, resources, and consultation services that can help you build literacy around the co-operative model, cultivate a sense of co-operative identity, and boost participation among your membership. Read more about what we offer here.
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 and include the presentation, discussion, activity, and Q&A.
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!). E-mail our Co-operative Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to access these resources.
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 us directly at email@example.com to discuss your idea for developing co-operative educational components for your co-op!