Co-operative Training Opportunities

The provision of education and training to members is a core tenet of the co-operation, falling under Principle 5 of the Rochdale Co-operative Principles:

“Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operatives. They inform the general public – particularly young people and opinion leaders – about the nature and benefits of co-operation.”


With this in mind, we want to bring your attention to a number of training sessions we have planned over the coming weeks and months. If you’re a member of ours, we hope that you can join us at to provide you with the skills necessary to become even more involved with your own local co-operative.


Co-op Committee Skills 2019

In this free course, open to all members, we take a detailed look at all you need to know about participating in a committee or local board.

  • Day 1: March 30th – Governance
  • Day 2: April 6th – Communications & change
  • Day 3: April 13th – Leadership strategy & policy
  • Day 4: April 27th – Finance

Location: Nano Nagle Place, Douglas St., Cork.
Register by March 27th by e-mailing [email protected]

No requirement to commit to participating in a committee or local board necessary.


Secretary Skills training

A free course, open to all members, that aims to provide an overview of the governance skills required as a secretary of a board or committee. The training, which has been developed in partnership with The Wheel, will be delivered by John Burns, Business Development Manager for the ICSA: The Governance Institute, in Ireland.

May 8th – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: Carmichael house, 4-7 north Brunswick Street, Dublin 7

Register by May 1st by emailing [email protected]

No requirement to commit to participating in a committee or local board necessary.

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