An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals

This unique program has been developed to provide foundational information about co-operatives and mutuals for you and your employees.

Developed especially as an easy and affordable induction training for new employees, this industry developed course is relevant for staff at all levels to ensure a consistent level of knowledge across the co-operative and mutual enterprise (CME) sector.

It is designed to ensure CME employers can provide an introductory overview of the business model and the CME sector to new and existing staff.

The key objective is to educate and to inspire people working in the sector to understand more about the unique role and contribution of co-operatives and mutuals to help them in their role in their CME, whether frontline staff, management or directors. It will help build a meaningful connection between the employee and the wider CME sector, as well strengthening the relationship with their individual employer.

This is achieved through a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles which underpin CMEs as businesses that put purpose, people, and communities at the heart of the enterprise.

It is delivered in a live and interactive webinar structure with a unique live Q&A with a sector leader. Knowledge is delivered in a fun and accessible format.

By undertaking the course, your employees will learn:

  1. About the co-operative and mutual business model and how it is different to other kinds of business structures.
  2. About the purpose of co-ops and mutuals and how they are structured to benefit members.
  3. Some real examples of co-ops and mutuals through case studies.
  4. How co-ops and mutuals and started here and around the world, and,
  5. Why working for a co-op or mutual matters – in a live conversation with a senior co-op or mutual business leader.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course attendees will be able to demonstrate their understanding of:

  • The size, scale and impact of the co-op and mutual sector in Australia.
  • The unique nature and fundamental concepts of co-operative and mutual businesses.
  • Similarities and differences from other business models including shareholder owned businesses.
  • The origins and development of co-operatives and mutuals in Australia and overseas (including mutual ADIs, Friendly Societies, agricultural and retail co-ops).
  • The seven global co-operative principles and the three mutual values.
  • Why co-operatives and mutuals matter to a sustainable economy and society.

Length

2 hours

Delivery mode

Online

Professional development

2 CPD points are awarded

Cost

  • BCCM Member (1-9 employees) – $259 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • BCCM Member (10+ employees) – $202 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • Non-BCCM Members – $512 (inc. GST and booking fee)

Dates

  • Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT

Bookings

Book online for you and your staff to attend An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals – multiple dates available.

Email the BCCM education team if you require additional information.

An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals

This unique program has been developed to provide foundational information about co-operatives and mutuals for you and your employees.

Developed especially as an easy and affordable induction training for new employees, this industry developed course is relevant for staff at all levels to ensure a consistent level of knowledge across the co-operative and mutual enterprise (CME) sector.

It is designed to ensure CME employers can provide an introductory overview of the business model and the CME sector to new and existing staff.

The key objective is to educate and to inspire people working in the sector to understand more about the unique role and contribution of co-operatives and mutuals to help them in their role in their CME, whether frontline staff, management or directors. It will help build a meaningful connection between the employee and the wider CME sector, as well strengthening the relationship with their individual employer.

This is achieved through a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles which underpin CMEs as businesses that put purpose, people, and communities at the heart of the enterprise.

It is delivered in a live and interactive webinar structure with a unique live Q&A with a sector leader. Knowledge is delivered in a fun and accessible format.

By undertaking the course, your employees will learn:

  1. About the co-operative and mutual business model and how it is different to other kinds of business structures.
  2. About the purpose of co-ops and mutuals and how they are structured to benefit members.
  3. Some real examples of co-ops and mutuals through case studies.
  4. How co-ops and mutuals and started here and around the world, and,
  5. Why working for a co-op or mutual matters – in a live conversation with a senior co-op or mutual business leader.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course attendees will be able to demonstrate their understanding of:

  • The size, scale and impact of the co-op and mutual sector in Australia.
  • The unique nature and fundamental concepts of co-operative and mutual businesses.
  • Similarities and differences from other business models including shareholder owned businesses.
  • The origins and development of co-operatives and mutuals in Australia and overseas (including mutual ADIs, Friendly Societies, agricultural and retail co-ops).
  • The seven global co-operative principles and the three mutual values.
  • Why co-operatives and mutuals matter to a sustainable economy and society.

Length

2 hours

Delivery mode

Online

Professional development

2 CPD points are awarded

Cost

  • BCCM Member (1-9 employees) – $259 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • BCCM Member (10+ employees) – $202 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • Non-BCCM Members – $512 (inc. GST and booking fee)

Dates

  • Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT

Bookings

Book online for you and your staff to attend An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals – multiple dates available.

Email the BCCM education team if you require additional information.

Foundations of Directorship Course for CMEs

2, 3 and 4 August 2022, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm AEST

You are invited to participate in the Foundations of Directorship Course for CMEs, delivered online by the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) in partnership with BCCM.

BCCM and the AICD have designed this three-day course specifically for co-operative and mutual directors operating in Australia. The contextualised course covers the responsibilities for boards and directors operating within the CME sector. Over three days, participants will gain a foundational knowledge of their directorship duties and responsibilities with interactive workshop sessions covering board duties, meeting processes, finance, strategy and risk.

Sessions are facilitated by experienced directors and the program incorporates case studies tailored to the co-operative and mutual business model to help increase relevance for participants.

Participants will be eligible to receive the Foundations of Directorship Certificate upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment.

This course is open to any director or executive officer of BCCM Members or Clients.

Event details

When

2, 3 and 4 August 2022, 11:00 am – 5:30 pm AEST

Where

Online course using Zoom

Cost The cost of this course is $2584 (excl. GST)

Register online to attend. 

Express your interest to attend.

Co-operative Financials and Governance for Accountants and Lawyers Program (4.5 CPD)

When

  • Session one: 24 March 2022, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm AEDT
  • Session two: 29 March 2022, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm AEDT
  • Session three: 31 March 2022, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm AEDT

About

Co-operatives are a widely used business structure in Australia, particularly in agriculture and financial services. Despite this, there is a gap in the understanding of the co-operative business model, particularly in areas relating to financial reporting, capital raising and tax.

The Co-operative Financials and Governance for Accountants and Lawyers Program is the first course of its kind, designed to equip accounting and legal practitioners with the relevant knowledge to be able to advise clients on setting up and running effective co-operative businesses.

You will gain insights into financial reporting for co-operatives, co-operative capital raising instruments, and learn more about the legislation and tax settings governing co-operatives.

The program is being run in partnership with the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutuals (BCCM) and Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ) as a 4.5 CPD course delivered through three lunchtime Zoom sessions.

Each 1.5 hour session will feature short presentations, facilitated discussions and time for Q&A. Questions can be submitted in advance to info@bccm.coop.

Course details

Facilitated by Henry Botha, the Principal of Higgins Botha, our presenters are leading accounting and legal experts advising and servicing co-operatives across Australia:

  • Kevin Franey, Partner – Audit & Assurance, TNR Chartered Accountants
  • Mark Ellem, Partner – Taxation & Business Services, TNR Chartered Accountants
  • Katie Innes, Director – Business & Corporate, BAL Lawyers

This three-part course is particularly relevant for accountants and legal practitioners who want to service agribusiness clients which are predominately based in rural and regional communities.

This program will enable providers of professional services to understand and communicate the value of the co-operative model to Australian businesses and the wider economy.

This online webinar meets the criteria for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Accountants and Legal Practitioners. Upon completion of all three sessions, a CPD Certificate will be provided.

Fees

  • BCCM member: $467 (inc GST)
  • CAANC Member: $467 (inc GST)
  • Non-BCCM member: $569 (inc GST)

Register

Register online to attend this course.

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An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals

This unique program has been developed to provide foundational information about co-operatives and mutuals for you and your employees.

Developed especially as an easy and affordable induction training for new employees, this industry developed course is relevant for staff at all levels to ensure a consistent level of knowledge across the co-operative and mutual enterprise (CME) sector.

It is designed to ensure CME employers can provide an introductory overview of the business model and the CME sector to new and existing staff.

The key objective is to educate and to inspire people working in the sector to understand more about the unique role and contribution of co-operatives and mutuals to help them in their role in their CME, whether frontline staff, management or directors. It will help build a meaningful connection between the employee and the wider CME sector, as well strengthening the relationship with their individual employer.

This is achieved through a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles which underpin CMEs as businesses that put purpose, people, and communities at the heart of the enterprise.

It is delivered in a live and interactive webinar structure with a unique live Q&A with a sector leader. Knowledge is delivered in a fun and accessible format.

By undertaking the course, your employees will learn:

  1. About the co-operative and mutual business model and how it is different to other kinds of business structures.
  2. About the purpose of co-ops and mutuals and how they are structured to benefit members.
  3. Some real examples of co-ops and mutuals through case studies.
  4. How co-ops and mutuals and started here and around the world, and,
  5. Why working for a co-op or mutual matters – in a live conversation with a senior co-op or mutual business leader.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course attendees will be able to demonstrate their understanding of:

  • The size, scale and impact of the co-op and mutual sector in Australia.
  • The unique nature and fundamental concepts of co-operative and mutual businesses.
  • Similarities and differences from other business models including shareholder owned businesses.
  • The origins and development of co-operatives and mutuals in Australia and overseas (including mutual ADIs, Friendly Societies, agricultural and retail co-ops).
  • The seven global co-operative principles and the three mutual values.
  • Why co-operatives and mutuals matter to a sustainable economy and society.

Length

2 hours

Delivery mode

Online

Professional development

2 CPD points are awarded

Cost

  • BCCM Member (1-9 employees) – $259 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • BCCM Member (10+ employees) – $202 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • Non-BCCM Members – $512 (inc. GST and booking fee)

Dates

  • Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT

Bookings

Book online for you and your staff to attend An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals – multiple dates available.

Email the BCCM education team if you require additional information.

An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals

This unique program has been developed to provide foundational information about co-operatives and mutuals for you and your employees.

Developed especially as an easy and affordable induction training for new employees, this industry developed course is relevant for staff at all levels to ensure a consistent level of knowledge across the co-operative and mutual enterprise (CME) sector.

It is designed to ensure CME employers can provide an introductory overview of the business model and the CME sector to new and existing staff.

The key objective is to educate and to inspire people working in the sector to understand more about the unique role and contribution of co-operatives and mutuals to help them in their role in their CME, whether frontline staff, management or directors. It will help build a meaningful connection between the employee and the wider CME sector, as well strengthening the relationship with their individual employer.

This is achieved through a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles which underpin CMEs as businesses that put purpose, people, and communities at the heart of the enterprise.

It is delivered in a live and interactive webinar structure with a unique live Q&A with a sector leader. Knowledge is delivered in a fun and accessible format.

By undertaking the course, your employees will learn:

  1. About the co-operative and mutual business model and how it is different to other kinds of business structures.
  2. About the purpose of co-ops and mutuals and how they are structured to benefit members.
  3. Some real examples of co-ops and mutuals through case studies.
  4. How co-ops and mutuals and started here and around the world, and,
  5. Why working for a co-op or mutual matters – in a live conversation with a senior co-op or mutual business leader.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course attendees will be able to demonstrate their understanding of:

  • The size, scale and impact of the co-op and mutual sector in Australia.
  • The unique nature and fundamental concepts of co-operative and mutual businesses.
  • Similarities and differences from other business models including shareholder owned businesses.
  • The origins and development of co-operatives and mutuals in Australia and overseas (including mutual ADIs, Friendly Societies, agricultural and retail co-ops).
  • The seven global co-operative principles and the three mutual values.
  • Why co-operatives and mutuals matter to a sustainable economy and society.

Length

2 hours

Delivery mode

Online

Professional development

2 CPD points are awarded

Cost

  • BCCM Member (1-9 employees) – $259 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • BCCM Member (10+ employees) – $202 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • Non-BCCM Members – $512 (inc. GST and booking fee)

Dates

  • Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT

Bookings

Book online for you and your staff to attend An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals – multiple dates available.

Email the BCCM education team if you require additional information.

An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals

This unique program has been developed to provide foundational information about co-operatives and mutuals for you and your employees.

Developed especially as an easy and affordable induction training for new employees, this industry developed course is relevant for staff at all levels to ensure a consistent level of knowledge across the co-operative and mutual enterprise (CME) sector.

It is designed to ensure CME employers can provide an introductory overview of the business model and the CME sector to new and existing staff.

The key objective is to educate and to inspire people working in the sector to understand more about the unique role and contribution of co-operatives and mutuals to help them in their role in their CME, whether frontline staff, management or directors. It will help build a meaningful connection between the employee and the wider CME sector, as well strengthening the relationship with their individual employer.

This is achieved through a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles which underpin CMEs as businesses that put purpose, people, and communities at the heart of the enterprise.

It is delivered in a live and interactive webinar structure with a unique live Q&A with a sector leader. Knowledge is delivered in a fun and accessible format.

By undertaking the course, your employees will learn:

  1. About the co-operative and mutual business model and how it is different to other kinds of business structures.
  2. About the purpose of co-ops and mutuals and how they are structured to benefit members.
  3. Some real examples of co-ops and mutuals through case studies.
  4. How co-ops and mutuals and started here and around the world, and,
  5. Why working for a co-op or mutual matters – in a live conversation with a senior co-op or mutual business leader.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course attendees will be able to demonstrate their understanding of:

  • The size, scale and impact of the co-op and mutual sector in Australia.
  • The unique nature and fundamental concepts of co-operative and mutual businesses.
  • Similarities and differences from other business models including shareholder owned businesses.
  • The origins and development of co-operatives and mutuals in Australia and overseas (including mutual ADIs, Friendly Societies, agricultural and retail co-ops).
  • The seven global co-operative principles and the three mutual values.
  • Why co-operatives and mutuals matter to a sustainable economy and society.

Length

2 hours

Delivery mode

Online

Professional development

2 CPD points are awarded

Cost

  • BCCM Member (1-9 employees) – $259 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • BCCM Member (10+ employees) – $202 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • Non-BCCM Members – $512 (inc. GST and booking fee)

Dates

  • Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT

Bookings

Book online for you and your staff to attend An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals – multiple dates available.

Email the BCCM education team if you require additional information.

An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals

This unique program has been developed to provide foundational information about co-operatives and mutuals for you and your employees.

Developed especially as an easy and affordable induction training for new employees, this industry developed course is relevant for staff at all levels to ensure a consistent level of knowledge across the co-operative and mutual enterprise (CME) sector.

It is designed to ensure CME employers can provide an introductory overview of the business model and the CME sector to new and existing staff.

The key objective is to educate and to inspire people working in the sector to understand more about the unique role and contribution of co-operatives and mutuals to help them in their role in their CME, whether frontline staff, management or directors. It will help build a meaningful connection between the employee and the wider CME sector, as well strengthening the relationship with their individual employer.

This is achieved through a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles which underpin CMEs as businesses that put purpose, people, and communities at the heart of the enterprise.

It is delivered in a live and interactive webinar structure with a unique live Q&A with a sector leader. Knowledge is delivered in a fun and accessible format.

By undertaking the course, your employees will learn:

  1. About the co-operative and mutual business model and how it is different to other kinds of business structures.
  2. About the purpose of co-ops and mutuals and how they are structured to benefit members.
  3. Some real examples of co-ops and mutuals through case studies.
  4. How co-ops and mutuals and started here and around the world, and,
  5. Why working for a co-op or mutual matters – in a live conversation with a senior co-op or mutual business leader.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course attendees will be able to demonstrate their understanding of:

  • The size, scale and impact of the co-op and mutual sector in Australia.
  • The unique nature and fundamental concepts of co-operative and mutual businesses.
  • Similarities and differences from other business models including shareholder owned businesses.
  • The origins and development of co-operatives and mutuals in Australia and overseas (including mutual ADIs, Friendly Societies, agricultural and retail co-ops).
  • The seven global co-operative principles and the three mutual values.
  • Why co-operatives and mutuals matter to a sustainable economy and society.

Length

2 hours

Delivery mode

Online

Professional development

2 CPD points are awarded

Cost

  • BCCM Member (1-9 employees) – $259 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • BCCM Member (10+ employees) – $202 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • Non-BCCM Members – $512 (inc. GST and booking fee)

Dates

  • Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT

Bookings

Book online for you and your staff to attend An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals – multiple dates available.

Email the BCCM education team if you require additional information.

An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals

This unique program has been developed to provide foundational information about co-operatives and mutuals for you and your employees.

Developed especially as an easy and affordable induction training for new employees, this industry developed course is relevant for staff at all levels to ensure a consistent level of knowledge across the co-operative and mutual enterprise (CME) sector.

It is designed to ensure CME employers can provide an introductory overview of the business model and the CME sector to new and existing staff.

The key objective is to educate and to inspire people working in the sector to understand more about the unique role and contribution of co-operatives and mutuals to help them in their role in their CME, whether frontline staff, management or directors. It will help build a meaningful connection between the employee and the wider CME sector, as well strengthening the relationship with their individual employer.

This is achieved through a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles which underpin CMEs as businesses that put purpose, people, and communities at the heart of the enterprise.

It is delivered in a live and interactive webinar structure with a unique live Q&A with a sector leader. Knowledge is delivered in a fun and accessible format.

By undertaking the course, your employees will learn:

  1. About the co-operative and mutual business model and how it is different to other kinds of business structures.
  2. About the purpose of co-ops and mutuals and how they are structured to benefit members.
  3. Some real examples of co-ops and mutuals through case studies.
  4. How co-ops and mutuals and started here and around the world, and,
  5. Why working for a co-op or mutual matters – in a live conversation with a senior co-op or mutual business leader.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course attendees will be able to demonstrate their understanding of:

  • The size, scale and impact of the co-op and mutual sector in Australia.
  • The unique nature and fundamental concepts of co-operative and mutual businesses.
  • Similarities and differences from other business models including shareholder owned businesses.
  • The origins and development of co-operatives and mutuals in Australia and overseas (including mutual ADIs, Friendly Societies, agricultural and retail co-ops).
  • The seven global co-operative principles and the three mutual values.
  • Why co-operatives and mutuals matter to a sustainable economy and society.

Length

2 hours

Delivery mode

Online

Professional development

2 CPD points are awarded

Cost

  • BCCM Member (1-9 employees) – $259 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • BCCM Member (10+ employees) – $202 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • Non-BCCM Members – $512 (inc. GST and booking fee)

Dates

  • Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT

Bookings

Book online for you and your staff to attend An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals – multiple dates available.

Email the BCCM education team if you require additional information.

An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals

This unique program has been developed to provide foundational information about co-operatives and mutuals for you and your employees.

Developed especially as an easy and affordable induction training for new employees, this industry developed course is relevant for staff at all levels to ensure a consistent level of knowledge across the co-operative and mutual enterprise (CME) sector.

It is designed to ensure CME employers can provide an introductory overview of the business model and the CME sector to new and existing staff.

The key objective is to educate and to inspire people working in the sector to understand more about the unique role and contribution of co-operatives and mutuals to help them in their role in their CME, whether frontline staff, management or directors. It will help build a meaningful connection between the employee and the wider CME sector, as well strengthening the relationship with their individual employer.

This is achieved through a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles which underpin CMEs as businesses that put purpose, people, and communities at the heart of the enterprise.

It is delivered in a live and interactive webinar structure with a unique live Q&A with a sector leader. Knowledge is delivered in a fun and accessible format.

By undertaking the course, your employees will learn:

  1. About the co-operative and mutual business model and how it is different to other kinds of business structures.
  2. About the purpose of co-ops and mutuals and how they are structured to benefit members.
  3. Some real examples of co-ops and mutuals through case studies.
  4. How co-ops and mutuals and started here and around the world, and,
  5. Why working for a co-op or mutual matters – in a live conversation with a senior co-op or mutual business leader.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course attendees will be able to demonstrate their understanding of:

  • The size, scale and impact of the co-op and mutual sector in Australia.
  • The unique nature and fundamental concepts of co-operative and mutual businesses.
  • Similarities and differences from other business models including shareholder owned businesses.
  • The origins and development of co-operatives and mutuals in Australia and overseas (including mutual ADIs, Friendly Societies, agricultural and retail co-ops).
  • The seven global co-operative principles and the three mutual values.
  • Why co-operatives and mutuals matter to a sustainable economy and society.

Length

2 hours

Delivery mode

Online

Professional development

2 CPD points are awarded

Cost

  • BCCM Member (1-9 employees) – $259 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • BCCM Member (10+ employees) – $202 (inc. GST and booking fee)
  • Non-BCCM Members – $512 (inc. GST and booking fee)

Dates

  • Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 13 September 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEST
  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm AEDT
  • Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm AEDT

Bookings

Book online for you and your staff to attend An Introduction to Co-operatives and Mutuals – multiple dates available.

Email the BCCM education team if you require additional information.