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      Desiree VandenhovenDesiree Vandenhoven
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      I have been on our Co-op Board of directors since 2012 and am currently the board chair. I have completed the courses Governance in Co-operatives and Co-Ops 101. I enjoyed those and learned lots. So excited to be part of this course too.

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      Jen BudneyJen Budney
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      Hi Desiree! Welcome to the course. It’s great to have you here but you should know that most of the material in this course is the same as in the Governance in Co-operatives course that was offered by Co-operatives First about 1.5 years ago. That said, the people in this course are different and have a huge range of experiences in the co-op sector. While the written material might be familiar to you, I think you’ll get a lot more out of the discussions. And I’d love to hear feedback from you about this “revised” offering. I hope you stick with us!

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      Desiree VandenhovenDesiree Vandenhoven
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      I will definately stick with it! Never to old to learn and the more often you hear things, the better they stay in your memory.
      So far I really enjoyed the first Module, and especially like te questions at the end of each page. They really make you think.

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      Jen BudneyJen Budney
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      Oh, good – thanks, Desiree!

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