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October 2017

Dean’s Lecture: ‘The Power of Co-operation’, Ed Mayo

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lecture Theatre 2, Ken Edwards Building, University of Leicester
Leicester, LE1 7RH United Kingdom
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Ed Mayo, secretary general of Co-operatives UK, gives a lecture at the University of Leicester, as part of the School of Business Dean’s Lecture Series by leaders in the areas of management, economics, finance and business. We are often told that to get on is to get ahead, to compete. But what if it wasn't confrontation that powers success in business and in life, but co-operation - sometimes co-operating to compete? This is a story in part about co-operatives, those values

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November 2017

Executive Education Course – Vancouver, Canada

November 1 - November 3

Enhancing Business Performance through Co-operative Management Practices: How to Strengthen Identity, Loyalty and Participation An interactive professional development opportunity focused on leading thinking in co-operative management coupled with tangible examples of how to translate knowledge into action. We encourage senior managers, CEOs and board members to join us for this learning and networking event. The event is organised by St Mary's University, Halifax, and hosted by VanCity Credit Union in Vancouver, Canada Get yourself into gear with context setting including how current day

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STIR Magazine Launch – Community Wealth Building

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Federation House, Federation Street
Manchester, England M4 2AH United Kingdom
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What is Community Wealth Building? What if local anchor institutions redirected public money into worker co-operatives and local businesses? Could radical municipalism be a way to democratise our economies? And what successful examples of community-led regeneration are there around the UK? Autumn magazine launch features discussion with Neil McInroy from the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, Clare Goff from New Start Magazine, and Matthew Brown of Preston City Council. The launch is in partnership with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, the UK's leading

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The Future for Cooperation

November 4 @ 9:45 am - 4:30 pm
Southampton Old Bowling Club,, Lower Canal Road
Southampton, SO14 3AX United Kingdom
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Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Dorset Cooperative Parties mark the Party’s centenary presentations, discussions and plans for the Future for Co-operation in the region and across the UK. Presentations include: Banking: Nicholas Ridge, director of Solent Credit Union, and John Merritt, director of Credit Union Support Housing co-operatives and the housing crisis: Lord Roy Kennedy, Labour Spokesman on housing, local government and communities in the Lords Environmental sustainability and Labour plans: Alan Whitehead MP, shadow minister energy & climate change Councils and co-operative initiatives: Simon

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Is a co-operative right for you?

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Holyoake House, Hanover St
Manchester, M60 0AS United Kingdom
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One-day session open to any groups looking to start a co-op or anyone wanting to learn more about co-ops. The sessions, run by experienced co-operative business advisers, are aimed at enterprises and start-ups, as well as business advisers, researchers, community organisers and individuals who want to understand more about co-ops and the co-op option. The workshops will: Outline the opportunities a co-operative business model offers community groups and businesses Help groups already looking to start a business or organisation to determine whether the

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Making the Co-operative University: one-day conference

November 9
Federation House, Federation Street
Manchester, England M4 2AH United Kingdom
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The Co-operative College has responded to the Higher Education Research Act (2017) by forming a Co-operative University Working Group (CUWG), made up of co-operative educators and practitioners, academics, students, adult and community educators, and others interested in alternative educational approaches. The College already delivers higher education with university partners and CUWG is fully committed to public higher education. But the Act encourages the formation of ‘challenger’ institutions complementary to the existing university system and encourages visionary thinking on  governance, pedagogy, curriculum,

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12th ICA-AP Regional Cooperative Research Conference

November 11 @ 8:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm
Sungkonghoe University, Seoul,, Korea, Republic Of + Google Map

The conference is organised under the auspices of International Co-operative Alliance – Asis Pacific research rommittee, in collaboration with the Graduate School of Cooperative Management in Sungkonghoe University, South Korea. The conference theme is ‘Co-operatives: The key solution for social innovation’. Paper proposals have been invited for submission and best paper awards (US$ 500, 300 and 150 respectively to the top three places) for young researchers (not over 35), presenting their papers.  All abstracts of the papers should reach Mr Ashok

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Locality Convention 2017

November 14 - November 15
Midland Hotel, 16 Peter St
Manchester, M60 2DS United Kingdom
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Two days of inspiration and learning for Locality’s members, partners and everyone working in the community, voluntary and social enterprise sectors.

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Practitioners Forum 2017

November 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Studio, 51 Lever Street
Manchester, M1 1BB United Kingdom
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Professional training in key roles, with specialist forum on communications; finance; governance; HR and membership. With exhibitors Co-op Insurance, Co-operative College, Co-op News, Corporate Mailing Solutions, Outlandish/Co-tech and UK Engage.

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Co-operatives: Can Do, Will Do, Must Do

November 22 - November 23
Belfast Castle, Antrim Road
Belfast, Northern Ireland BT15 5GR United Kingdom
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Seminar and networking dinner, organised by Co-operative Alternatives, which will focus on the major role that co-operatives play within Northern Ireland and to look at ways to develop further a co-operative culture with all advantages that this may bring to employment, products and services. The co-operative movement in Northern Ireland has not had the same Government support or economic backing as other parts of the UK. The seminar and networking dinner will discuss how co-ops here are working hard in difficult

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