Co-operative Governance Professional Development Session

24 May 2021 10:00 - 16:30

Paddington Qld

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.


Monday 24 May 2021, 10am – 4:30pm


Brisbane Workers Community Centre, 2 Latrobe Terrace Paddington Qld


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

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