CoopZone Developers’ Network
Co-operative
RÉJEAN LAFLAMME
Vision

To enhance the quality of life in Canada by

promoting and supporting the growth and
development of co-operatives...
Functions
 To identify and develop a self-supporting group of co-op

developers that is committed to the vision and objec...
Functions
 To provide opportunities for on-going skill enhancement

and training.
 To provide members of the CZDN with a...
Members
 Developer Members – individual who have the capacity to

lead a full co-op development process
 Allied Members ...
Developer Training
 Enhance the skills of practicing developers and training a

new cadre of developers is a key objectiv...
Learn Strategy for Formal Courses
 Self-directed study using online learning modules
 Online discussion forums
 Webinar...
Introduction to Co-op Development
• The nature and scope of the co-operative movement
• The benefits, basic characteristic...
Co-op Development Foundations
• The benefits, basic characteristics, and types of co•
•
•
•

operatives that address peopl...
Advanced Co-op Development 101
 Communicate the importance of community economics &

social capital & the effectiveness o...
Advanced Co-op Development 101
 Adapt the co-op structure and development process to

different types of co-operatives & ...
Advanced Co-op Development 102
Communicate complex and subtle concepts in a cogent

and clear manner in plain language
F...
Advanced Co-op Development 102
The role of learning for co-op members in the co-op

development process
To organize, fac...
Thanks
CoopZone Developers Network Co-operative


www.coopzone.coop



http://coopzone.coop/Courses



http://coopzone...
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Mr Réjean Laflamme, The Coop Zone developers network at the International Co-operative Alliance Global Conference in Cape Town, November 2013.

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Mr Réjean Laflamme: The CoopZone Developers' Network Co-operative

  1. 1. CoopZone Developers’ Network Co-operative RÉJEAN LAFLAMME
  2. 2. Vision To enhance the quality of life in Canada by promoting and supporting the growth and development of co-operatives, through mobilizing co-operative developers committed to the vision and objectives of the co-operative movement.
  3. 3. Functions  To identify and develop a self-supporting group of co-op developers that is committed to the vision and objectives of the co-op movement.  To increase the interaction among consultants, developers and other professionals working with existing or new cooperatives.  To stimulate the development and sharing of co-op resource materials.
  4. 4. Functions  To provide opportunities for on-going skill enhancement and training.  To provide members of the CZDN with access to co-op development opportunities, where applicable  To stimulate the development of new co-ops by linking qualified developers to co-op development opportunities.  To encourage new and existing co-operatives to join the appropriate co-op sector organisations.
  5. 5. Members  Developer Members – individual who have the capacity to lead a full co-op development process  Allied Members – individuals would directly of indirectly support co-op development in the professional or volunteer activities  Professional Services Provider Members – Lawyers, accountants etc.
  6. 6. Developer Training  Enhance the skills of practicing developers and training a new cadre of developers is a key objective of CoopZone  Two approaches   Ongoing webinar series open to all members on various issues Formal Co-op Development Training Courses
  7. 7. Learn Strategy for Formal Courses  Self-directed study using online learning modules  Online discussion forums  Webinars  Teleconference discussion forums  Individual and Team Assignments  Personal mentoring
  8. 8. Introduction to Co-op Development • The nature and scope of the co-operative movement • The benefits, basic characteristics, and types of co- operatives that address people’s needs & aspirations • The co-op development process and the roles of the potential members and development facilitators • Some resources available for co-op development
  9. 9. Co-op Development Foundations • The benefits, basic characteristics, and types of co• • • • operatives that address people’s needs & aspirations The co-op development process and the roles of the potential members and development facilitators The professional and ethical responsibilities of cooperative development facilitators The basic facilitation skills required to assist a group to engage in creating a co-operative The skills required to complete an early stage assessment of the potential for success of a new co-operative, including a basic financial analysis and breakeven
  10. 10. Advanced Co-op Development 101  Communicate the importance of community economics & social capital & the effectiveness of co-ops within local & global contexts  Articulate the roles of the national apex co-operative organizations, & their relationship with the regions & be aware of co-op sector sources for financial support  Explain the Statement of Co-op Identity, Values and Principles and how they are manifested in different forms of co-operatives
  11. 11. Advanced Co-op Development 101  Adapt the co-op structure and development process to different types of co-operatives & circumstances.  Be cognizant of key ethical and professional standards.  Access and share key co-op development resources and information.  Determine & use appropriate communication tools.  Facilitate problem-solving sessions
  12. 12. Advanced Co-op Development 102 Communicate complex and subtle concepts in a cogent and clear manner in plain language Facilitate the development of effective teams Facilitate meetings that encourage full participation, fostering inclusive solutions and teaching new thinking skills Explain the different types of decision-making options & facilitate a group’s discussion on what approach to use Explain and use the process of using controversy as a source of generating creative solutions that work to build consensus around desired outcomes.
  13. 13. Advanced Co-op Development 102 The role of learning for co-op members in the co-op development process To organize, facilitate, guide and coach learning as a means to accomplish co-op development milestones Assist in implementing a basic financial, environment & social accounting system and explain their importance for transparent governance and effective management Complete a feasibility study and business plan Develop a financing plan & facilitate its implementation Develop and implement project management processes for different types of co-operatives
  14. 14. Thanks CoopZone Developers Network Co-operative  www.coopzone.coop  http://coopzone.coop/Courses  http://coopzone.coop/en/home

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