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Why incorporating early is important for an on-Nation co-op

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5 things a board needs to do once their co-op is up and running

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How small towns create the services they need

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5 Governance Lessons We Can Learn From A Failed Co-op

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A delicate balance: how to form a Dream Team board

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How to Wear Two Hats: A Co-op Governance Challenge

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How to be a kick-ass co-op board chair

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3 Ways to Show Leadership in the “New Normal”

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What is limited liability, and why is it important?

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Who pays the bill? Co-op start-up capital 

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5 Reasons Co-ops Need Profit

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Get it in writing: the documents your co-op needs

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What Co-op Membership Really Means

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How to run an online meeting

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4 ways to build member engagement while social distancing

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5 reasons to incorporate a co-op sooner rather than later

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Why one member, one vote?

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Why employees make good board members

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When to remove a board member and how to handle it

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Where you live can define what a co-op is for you

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the Good Governance Matters course offered by Co-operatives First. The course provided a solid background on governance generally and specific examples of good governance practices in co-operatives. It is uncommon to find governance training specific to co-operatives so this was refreshing.”

Janet Taylor (Corporate Secretary)

Libro Credit Union

“The Good Governance Matters Course was a valuable course. I shared it with the [Arctic Co-operatives Limited] Senior Leadership Team. If it ever comes up again, I highly recommend others to take it.”

Mary Nirlungayuk (Corporate Secretary and Vice-President, Corporate Services)

Arctic Co-operatives Limited

“The online course, Good Governance Matters was very informative, easy to navigate and discussed issues relevant to our needs as a Board of Directors. This course is a great tool for boards to build their knowledge to become strong, strategic boards.”

Lori Sanders (President)

Sherwood Co-op

“This course has greatly increased my understanding of what good governance could/should look like and how each part (boards, management, members) plays a vital role in the co-operative’s success.”

2017 PARTICIPANT

“This course was highly enjoyable, and relevant to working in not only the co-op space, but with any group that needs to make decisions.”

2017 PARTICIPANT