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      Alexa CreelmanAlexa Creelman

      Who are you and what brought you to this course?
      My names is Alexa. I’m happy to e-meet all of you!

      What is your connection to co-operatives?
      I currently work at Central 1. Some of my previous experience is rooted in agricultural co-operatives and sustainable development (using the co-operative model) in South America. I became more passionate about the movement after seeing how powerful it is for inclusion, community resilience, and building real connection and empowerment.

      What do you hope to get out of this course?
      I work with leaders in the BC credit union system, and the relationship between management and Board is a unique and key component of their roles. I have more exposure to the management style of thinking and feel I could learn and round out my perspective of both sides of leadership through this course.

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      Jen BudneyJen Budney

      Welcome to the course, Alexa! It’s great to have people from Central 1 here. I hope you enjoy the course!

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Janet Taylor (Corporate Secretary)

Libro Credit Union

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Arctic Co-operatives Limited

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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.”


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