BCCM is finalising a series of tailored workshops to be delivered virtually and face-to-face around the country. Confirmed dates will be made available from August onwards. These will be a mix of online/virtual workshops and towards the end of the year – in-person workshops.

Our workshops are designed for farmers, fishers and foresters looking to form new co-operatives, or currently working in an existing co-operative. Workshops will cover co-operative formation, membership, resilience, governance, fundraising, co-operative growth and productivity.

Please let us know us how we can help develop workshops to meet the needs of your co-operative.

The Co-operative Learning Series by Ethical Fields is a series of three online courses comprised of six interactive workshop sessions.


Beyond Bushfires: Co-operative bushfire recovery online course available for Australian farmers, fishers and foresters

Ethical Fields and the Business Council of Co-operatives and Mutual (BCCM) is hosting Beyond Bushfires: Co-operative bushfire recovery for Australian farmers, fishers and foresters, focusing on some of the key challenges and opportunities in the agricultural space.

The program will be facilitated by experts in the agricultural and co-operative sectors.

As part of the Co-operative Farming project, BCCM is providing access to educational bursaries to cover 90% of the cost of this series for farmers, fishers and foresters who are interested in co-operatives, or currently engaged within a co-operative. If you are eligible for a bursary, this reduces the cost to you from $550 to $55 (GST inclusive). Learn more about the bursary program.

Beyond Bushfires: Co-operative bushfire recovery

A 6-week (one session per week) of online learning

Dates: Postponed until October 2020

Recommended for: Co-ops, not-for-profits focused on bushfire recovery and community groups.

Course content: Looking at post-bushfire challenges and opportunities, business resilience and recovery, and applying learning from bushfires to potential future challenges.

Learn to use collaborative online tools to create better outcomes for your business and the community.

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