Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program

Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program (CMSDP) is offered through AIM WA UWA Business School Executive Education. This three-day program has been designed by Winthrop Professor Tim Mazzarol following extensive research into the needs of co-operative and mutual organisations. Discounts are available for the BCCM’s members.

This face to face program is fully comprehensive and allows for a deep dive into the individual issues and opportunities that face participants and their organisations.

The program will focus on the sustainability, performance, and resilience of co-operative and mutual organisations.

The crucial need for the CMSDP

While there are many general management and development programs on the market, most do not meet the specific requirements of this sector, which has acknowledged the need for a dedicated course which captures the unique nature of the co-operative enterprise business model.

Many aspects of the way co-operative and mutual enterprises are managed are similar to more conventional businesses. However, there are also many important differences. These relate to areas such as their governance, distribution of share capital and voting rights, human resources, communications, marketing and strategic purpose.

Learning outcomes

  • Compare and contrast the co-operative and mutual business model with that of investor-owned businesses
  • Exhibit knowledge of the co-operative and mutual business model as it exists locally, nationally and internationally
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply their understanding of co-operative and mutual enterprise business model dynamics to the solving of managerial problems
  • Evaluate the impact, and make strategic decisions in relation to:
    • government policies and legal environments
    • competitive market dynamics
    • social cooperation within their member community, and
    • the impact of the natural environment
  • Understand the nature of member loyalty and engagement within a co-operative and mutual enterprise and how to strengthen and retain member commitment.

Modules

  • Module 1: Understanding Co-Operative and Mutual Business Models
  • Module 2: Governance and Leadership in Member Owned Businesses
  • Module 3: Marketing Our Co-Operative Advantage (MOCA)
  • Module 4: Financing Co-Operative and Mutual Businesses
  • Module 5: Legislative Structures and their Impact on Co-Operative and Mutual Enterprises

About the presenter

This program is facilitated by Professor Tim Mazzarol who is a world expert in the cooperative and mutual sector. Tim has conducted extensive research and has authored many publications outlining the key issues, advantages and challenges that face co-operative and mutual organisations. Tim is a highly skilled and engaging facilitator, who takes an experiential approach to adult education, which challenges and inspires participants.

Recommended for

For current or aspiring; board members, CEOs and their direct reports, and senior leaders who have, or will have, a strategic role in their business.

Dates

  • 15 August 2022
  • 16 August 2022
  • 17 August 2022

Location

Sydney

Book online

Contact the BCCM to request a code to receive the BCCM member rate. (You need this before registering)

Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program

Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program (CMSDP) is offered through AIM WA UWA Business School Executive Education. This three-day program has been designed by Winthrop Professor Tim Mazzarol following extensive research into the needs of co-operative and mutual organisations. Discounts are available for the BCCM’s members.

This face to face program is fully comprehensive and allows for a deep dive into the individual issues and opportunities that face participants and their organisations.

The program will focus on the sustainability, performance, and resilience of co-operative and mutual organisations.

The crucial need for the CMSDP

While there are many general management and development programs on the market, most do not meet the specific requirements of this sector, which has acknowledged the need for a dedicated course which captures the unique nature of the co-operative enterprise business model.

Many aspects of the way co-operative and mutual enterprises are managed are similar to more conventional businesses. However, there are also many important differences. These relate to areas such as their governance, distribution of share capital and voting rights, human resources, communications, marketing and strategic purpose.

Learning outcomes

  • Compare and contrast the co-operative and mutual business model with that of investor-owned businesses
  • Exhibit knowledge of the co-operative and mutual business model as it exists locally, nationally and internationally
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply their understanding of co-operative and mutual enterprise business model dynamics to the solving of managerial problems
  • Evaluate the impact, and make strategic decisions in relation to:
    • government policies and legal environments
    • competitive market dynamics
    • social cooperation within their member community, and
    • the impact of the natural environment
  • Understand the nature of member loyalty and engagement within a co-operative and mutual enterprise and how to strengthen and retain member commitment.

Modules

  • Module 1: Understanding Co-Operative and Mutual Business Models
  • Module 2: Governance and Leadership in Member Owned Businesses
  • Module 3: Marketing Our Co-Operative Advantage (MOCA)
  • Module 4: Financing Co-Operative and Mutual Businesses
  • Module 5: Legislative Structures and their Impact on Co-Operative and Mutual Enterprises

About the presenter

This program is facilitated by Professor Tim Mazzarol who is a world expert in the cooperative and mutual sector. Tim has conducted extensive research and has authored many publications outlining the key issues, advantages and challenges that face co-operative and mutual organisations. Tim is a highly skilled and engaging facilitator, who takes an experiential approach to adult education, which challenges and inspires participants.

Recommended for

For current or aspiring; board members, CEOs and their direct reports, and senior leaders who have, or will have, a strategic role in their business.

Dates

  • 27 July 2022
  • 28 July 2022
  • 29 July 2022

Location

AIM WA

Book online

Contact the BCCM to request a code to receive the BCCM member rate. (You need this before registering)

Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program

Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program (CMSDP) is offered through AIM WA UWA Business School Executive Education. This three-day program has been designed by Winthrop Professor Tim Mazzarol following extensive research into the needs of co-operative and mutual organisations. Discounts are available for the BCCM’s members.

This face to face program is fully comprehensive and allows for a deep dive into the individual issues and opportunities that face participants and their organisations.

The program will focus on the sustainability, performance, and resilience of co-operative and mutual organisations.

The crucial need for the CMSDP

While there are many general management and development programs on the market, most do not meet the specific requirements of this sector, which has acknowledged the need for a dedicated course which captures the unique nature of the co-operative enterprise business model.

Many aspects of the way co-operative and mutual enterprises are managed are similar to more conventional businesses. However, there are also many important differences. These relate to areas such as their governance, distribution of share capital and voting rights, human resources, communications, marketing and strategic purpose.

Learning outcomes

  • Compare and contrast the co-operative and mutual business model with that of investor-owned businesses
  • Exhibit knowledge of the co-operative and mutual business model as it exists locally, nationally and internationally
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply their understanding of co-operative and mutual enterprise business model dynamics to the solving of managerial problems
  • Evaluate the impact, and make strategic decisions in relation to:
    • government policies and legal environments
    • competitive market dynamics
    • social cooperation within their member community, and
    • the impact of the natural environment
  • Understand the nature of member loyalty and engagement within a co-operative and mutual enterprise and how to strengthen and retain member commitment.

Modules

  • Module 1: Understanding Co-Operative and Mutual Business Models
  • Module 2: Governance and Leadership in Member Owned Businesses
  • Module 3: Marketing Our Co-Operative Advantage (MOCA)
  • Module 4: Financing Co-Operative and Mutual Businesses
  • Module 5: Legislative Structures and their Impact on Co-Operative and Mutual Enterprises

About the presenter

This program is facilitated by Professor Tim Mazzarol who is a world expert in the cooperative and mutual sector. Tim has conducted extensive research and has authored many publications outlining the key issues, advantages and challenges that face co-operative and mutual organisations. Tim is a highly skilled and engaging facilitator, who takes an experiential approach to adult education, which challenges and inspires participants.

Recommended for

For current or aspiring; board members, CEOs and their direct reports, and senior leaders who have, or will have, a strategic role in their business.

Dates

  • 16 March 2022
  • 17 March 2022
  • 18 March 2022

Location

AIM WA

Book online

Contact the BCCM to request a code to receive the BCCM member rate. (You need this before registering)

The Co-op Federation Assembly 2021

Offered through The Co-Op Federation, this two-day, face-to-face Assembly brings together inspiring and insightful co-operators from around Australia, and across the globe via video link, to demonstrate how co-operatives influence positive environmental, social and economic outcomes.

This course is subject to a bursary for qualifying individuals under the Co-operative Farming Program. You will be subsidised by $247.50 for this course, with your out-of-pocket expense being $27.50 + any booking fee.  To seek the bursary is easy. 

Key themes for 2021:

  • Rural/Regional and Food
  • Housing and Community Ownership
  • Labour Services and the New Economy

Keynote speakers so far include:

  • Ronni Kahn (in person) – Social entrepreneur & founder of Oz Harvest.  Author of A Repurposed Life
  • Nathan Schneider (US – online) – Journalist & author focused on models for democratic ownership and governance for online platforms
  • Clr Jess Scully (in person) – Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney and author of Glimpses of Utopia: Real Ideas for a Fairer World

Dates

  • Thursday 17 June 2021, 9:00 am -5:00 pm AEST
  • Friday 18 June 2021, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm AEST 

Venue

NSW Teachers Federation Conference Centre
37 Reservoir St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia 

Cost

Cost (before bursary): $275

The Co-operative Farming program offers a 90% bursary for this course. This reduces the cost to registrants to $27.50.

Find out more and apply for a bursary. Subject to approval, you will receive an email from the Co-operative Farming program confirming your successful application and with a discount code that you should apply at the checkout, this will ensure your payment is reduced to 10% of the full cost.

For more information and to book, or contact the Federation on 02 9057 5155 or at info@fed.coop.

Co-operative Governance Professional Development Session

An intensive and tailored day of professional development for new, experienced or future directors, managers and members of co-operatives.

Topics covered include:

  • National and International Co-operative Landscape
  • Co-operative Principles and Values
  • Co-operatives National Law Compliance
  • Directors’ Roles and Responsibilities
  • Good Governance Principles and Conduct
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Co-operative Financial Statements and Reporting
  • Effective Board Meetings.

The Co-operatives National Law (CNL) commenced in Queensland in December and is now in force across all Australian jurisdictions. This training day will focus on the opportunities the CNL represents for all co-operatives while also ensuring you are across your fundamental compliance obligations.

Learn and network with other co-operative leaders from this vibrant and growing sector in THE tailored, practical program specific to co-operatives!

Presenter Sam Byrne FAICD is the Secretary of The Co-op Federation and co-author of Co-operatives in Australia: A Manual (all participants receive a copy of the second edition published in 2017).

The Co-op Federation is a membership-based, not-for-profit peak body supporting, promoting and representing co-operatives and the co-operative enterprise model.

All course materials are provided. Tea, coffee and lunch are also included in the ticket price.

Tickets are fully refundable and we will keep a close eye on Covid19 conditions in order to notify participants with as much time as possible in the case of any possible lockdown event.  In this case we will reschedule and you will have the option of postponing your ticket or receiving a refund.

Date

Monday 24 May 2021, 10am – 4:30pm

Venue

Brisbane Workers Community Centre, 2 Latrobe Terrace Paddington Qld

Cost

Cost (before bursary): $285

The Co-operative Farming program offers a 90% bursary for this course. This reduces the cost to registrants to $28.50.

Find out more and apply for a bursary. Subject to approval, you will receive an email from the Co-operative Farming program confirming your successful application and with a discount code that you should apply at the checkout, this will ensure your payment is reduced to 10% of the full cost.

For more information and to book, or contact the Federation on 02 9057 5155 or at info@fed.coop.

Co-operative Governance Professional Development Session

Have you just joined the board, management or membership of your co-operative, or are you simply wanting to strengthen you knowledge of co-operative governance? This is the program for you.

An intensive and tailored day of professional development for new, experienced or future directors, managers and members of co-operatives.

Topics covered include: National and International Co-operative Context, Co-operative Principles and Values, Co-operative National Law and Regulations, Directors’ Roles and Responsibilities, Good Governance Principles and Conduct, Conflicts of Interest, Effective Board Meetings, Co-operative Financial Statements and Reporting.

Learn and network with other co-operative leaders in THE practical program specific to co-operatives. All materials and, of course, tea, coffee and lunch are included.

Presenter Sam Byrne FAICD is the Secretary of The Co-op Federation and co-author of Co-operatives in Australia: A Manual (all participants receive a copy of the second edition published in 2017).

The Federation is a not-for-profit membership-based peak body supporting, promoting and representing co-operatives and the co-operative enterprise model.

Date

Monday 8 February 2021, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Venue

Barracks on Barrack (downstairs) 5-7 Barrack Street Sydney

Cost

Cost (before bursary): $285

The Co-operative Farming program offers a 90% bursary for this course. This reduces the cost to registrants to $28.50.

Find out more and apply for a bursary. Subject to approval, you will receive an email from the Co-operative Farming program confirming your successful application and with a discount code that you should apply at the checkout, this will ensure your payment is reduced to 10% of the full cost.

Register

For more information and to book, or contact the Federation on 02 9057 5155 or at info@fed.coop.

The Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program (CMSDP)

Offered through AIM WA UWA Business School Executive Education, this three day program has been designed by Winthrop Professor Tim Mazzarol following extensive research into the needs of co-operative and mutual organisations. 

The Program can be run in “bespoke” versions for co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs), including agricultural co-ops, to assist their boards and members to fully understand not only what a CME is and why it has a unique business model, but to examine how they can either build new co-ops that have the right foundations strategically rather than just compliant with legislation, or to innovate their existing business model. The emphasis is on applied strategic thinking and application of strategic management principles. The entire course has been developed from in-depth research at an international level, into the CME business model.

This course is assessed as Adept level and will require participants to have some knowledge and experience of the co-operative business model.

The Co-operative Farming program offers a 90% bursary for this course. Find out more and apply for a bursary. Subject to approval, you will receive an email from the Co-operative Farming program confirming your successful application and with a discount code that you should apply at the checkout, this will ensure your payment is reduced to 10% of the full cost (Cost with bursary: $286 incl. GST). Please note applications for bursaries need to be submitted no later than Monday 22 February 2021.

  1. To receive your promotional code to receive the 90% educational bursary to ensure you pay the 10% registrant cost – you need to apply and be approved for a Co-operative Farming bursary
  2. Prior to making your booking you will need to create an online account with AIMWA
  3. To select the face-to-face course in March click on the side scroll next to dates underneath MAKE A BOOKING.

Dates: 10-12 March 2021

Location: Perth

Cost: 

  • Standard Cost: $2860 (inc GST) for 15 hours of online learning 
  • Subsidised cost: $286 (inc GST) – 90% of the cost covered by the Co-operative Farming project. To access this price you need to apply and be approved for the bursary after which you will receive a promotional code to use when registering.

To register:

  1. Apply for the bursary and receive your promo code
  2. Visit – The Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program (CMSDP) | AIM WA
  3. Select the March dates
  4. Apply the Promo code to access the bursary.

Recommended for: For current or aspiring; board members, CEOs and their direct reports, and senior leaders who have, or will have, a strategic role in their business.

You can also contact Dr Steve Brown, Manager, AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education on 0413 802 702 or email sbrown@execed.com.au to discuss how the program could be customised for your CME.

The Co-operatives and Mutuals Strategic Development Program (CMSDP)

This course is now at capacity. You can waitlist for the next iteration of the 3-day intensive program delivered in person for late 2020/early 2021. Alternatively, you can enroll in the online version of this course.

Offered through AIM WA UWA Business School Executive Education, this three day program has been designed by Winthrop Professor Tim Mazzarol following extensive research into the needs of co-operative and mutual organisations. 

The Program can be run in “bespoke” versions for co-operative and mutual enterprises (CMEs), including agricultural co-ops, to assist their boards and members to fully understand not only what a CME is and why it has a unique business model, but to examine how they can either build new co-ops that have the right foundations strategically rather than just compliant with legislation, or to innovate their existing business model. The emphasis is on applied strategic thinking and application of strategic management principles. The entire course has been developed from in-depth research at an international level, into the CME business model.

This course is assessed as Adept level and will require participants to have some knowledge and experience of the co-operative business model.

You can also contact Dr Steve Brown, Manager, AIM WA+UWA Business School Executive Education on 0413 802 702 or email sbrown@execed.com.au to discuss how the program could be customised for your CME.