Elevating the performance of co-operative enterprises through customized business education
In this edition:
  • CanadaDE, Trust the Process!
  • Don't Miss Your Chance to be Part of the 2018 Cohort! Master's, Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Co-operative Management (Online, part-time) 
  • Co-operative Congress London 
  • Executive Education: New Locations and Courses Announced
  • Other News
CanadaDE, Trust the Process!
This month, 32 credit union professionals from 6 countries completed the one-week CanadaDE  program at Saint Mary's University.  The Credit Union Development Education (aka DE) program tackles the pressing challenges that credit unions face , all in the context of the  co-operative  business model and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  
A link to the SDG's can be found here:  UN SDGs
CanadaDE 2019 will be held at Saint Mary's University from June 9-14. Registration is now open:  Click here for more information

Don't Miss Your Chance to be Part of the 2018 Cohort! 
Master's, Graduate Diploma and Certificate in Co-operative Management (Online, part-time)  
Are you inspired by your values-based business model? Do you find yourself wishing there was an educational opportunity specific to your business needs? Saint Mary's University offers Master's level business programs that are designed to meet the growing demands of co-operative organizations. From marketing to finance, co-operatives have a unique opportunity to take values-based approaches that optimize this business model. This style of programming recognizes and celebrates the co-operative model and ensures that each course is tailored to strengthen your co-operative, credit union, or mutual. 

We invite you to join the ranks of some of the most innovative and creative leaders in the co-operative system. Use your existing co-operative as a "living lab" where you can bring real-life challenges, successes and conversations to the table. As our programs are available online, you will have the opportunity to meet other keen co-operators from around the world, while learning from some of the top, global educators. 

Online, part-time education for working co-operative professionals:
  • Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions (3 years, includes 10-day co-operative study tour to Spain)
  • Graduate Diploma in Co-operative Management (20 months)
  • Certificate in Co-operative Management (10 months)
*Contact us ASAP for enrolment* cme@smu.ca

CME Academic Director Sonja Novkovic Presents at the Co-Op Congress 2018 in London
Sonja Novkovic attended the Co-operatives UK Congress in London on June 23, and delivered an interactive workshop on measuring the social impact of cooperatives. The overall theme of the congress was co-operative difference. 
Think Different  was a dynamic display of the diverse and vibrant UK co-operative movement, with plenty of topics to choose from. The highlight was a live crowdfunding session providing support to new platform co-operative startups. If this is an indication of things to come, the co-operative movement is at an exciting point of transformation. Click here for more information on Co-operatives UK

Upcoming dates and locations: 3-Day Executive Education - Enhancing Business Performance through Co-operative Management Practices
This course tackles how to manage the co-operative equilibrium, building on the dual aspects of membership and enterprise embedded within the co-operative business model. Learn how to strengthen identity and loyalty. Led by Dr. Daniel Cote, in addition to co-operative sector featured speakers, participants will dig into case studies that help illuminate major issues and opportunities for the co-operative business model (co-ops and credit unions).

  • November 1-3, 2018 (Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA)
  • December 3-5, 2018 (Manchester, UK)
  • May 7-9, 2019 (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)
Upcoming Courses Offered by Saint Mary's University
Executive Education:
"Co-operative Finance and Capital" This course will be offered in a 1- and 3-day format. The first offering will be October 2, 2018 (1-day version) in Washington, DC, USA. More details here

" Enhancing Business Performance through Co-operative Management Practices: How to Strengthen Identity, Loyalty and Participation" hosted by the Neighboring Food Co-op Association. November 1-3, 2018 in Greenfield, Massachusetts, USA. Information and registration here: 

Other News:
Upcoming Educational Courses and Conferences:
"Cooperative Law for Sustainable Development" course, hosted by Helsinki Summer School. August 7-23, 2018 at the University of Helsinki. More information here:  http://www.helsinkisummerschool.fi/courses/course/cooperative-law-for-sustainable-development/
"2018 Co-op IMPACT Conference" hosted by  NCBA CLUSA . October 3-5, 2018 in Washington, DC. More information here: https://www.impactconference.coop. (please note, there is a DISCOUNT on CME's Executive Education Course: Finance and Capital held in Washington, DC on October 2 for all IMPACT participants!) 
" Governance Forum for Ontario's non-financial Co-operatives and Mutuals" event, hosted by the Ontario Co-operative Association. October 11-12 at the Courtyard by Marriot in Toronto, Ontario. More information here:  https://ccednet-rcdec.ca/en/event/2018/10/11/ontario-co-operative-governance-forum

  "T he Graduate Certificate in Social Economy and Co-operatives" course by the University of Saskatchewan. More information here:   https://www.usask.ca/programs/colleges-schools/grad-studies/programs/graduate-certificate-in-social-economy-cooperatives.php

Welcome to the World!
Congratulations to Erin Hancock from the Saint Mary's CME office on the birth of baby Edie! Erin is on maternity leave until January 15, 2019 - in the interim, please welcome Kristen Herrington who will be assisting the team throughout Erin's absence in the role of Manager of Communication and Partnership. Welcome Kristen! Kristen can be reached at: cme@smu.ca 
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