Learn good governance in 6 weeks or less!
To be successful, co-operative shareholders should be able to answer this basic question: who gets to decide what? This is governance. Learn how to do just that by taking this unique online course. Explore three key ideas:
- Ensure people work well together. Know your role in the organization and understand how to ensure relevant voices are heard.
- Create a successful view of the future. Learn how to create an aligned understanding with stakeholders of the goals for an organization.
- Build legitimacy. Understand how decisions can be recognized as having authority by a majority of shareholders so that the organization maintains legitimacy.
Using real world cases, discuss how these three ideas translate into practical features. Practical applications include understanding board structure and shareholder or member engagement. Most importantly, learn how to get the right people making the right decisions.
New and improved self-directed course launching September 2020! Sign up for our newsletter to get the updates.
“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
“I have served on our local Co-op board for 28 years and when I received an email offering a course to the first 50 people applying called ‘Good Governance Matters’, I thought how can this help me to better guide our local board. I applied and was accepted for the course and from the first module to the 6th, I found it very interesting and was given many tools to help guide our local Co-op board. The course was intense and well presented. There was a lot of material to cover, but many great examples and case studies to help understand the difference between good and bad governance. I learn a lot that will only improve my leadership and I highly recommend this course to all directors of Co-op boards. Thank you for the opportunity to self-improve my skillset.” – Les Ellsworth (President) – Thompson 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