Do you have new employees unfamiliar with co-operative and mutual structures and their purpose? Or do you have directors and executives looking to deepen their knowledge of the sector? This is a 2-hour online program designed to provide a general introduction to the co-ops and mutual industry in Australia and globally.
This course is suitable for anyone new to co-operatives and mutuals and those looking for a refresher and information on the live sector. It can be tailored to your existing induction training program, or your employees can take one of our online classes throughout the year.
It is facilitated by well-known co-operative development expert Antony McMullen and includes live interaction and two guest speakers.
The key objective is to educate and inspire people working in the sector to understand more about the unique role and contribution of co-operatives and mutuals to help them in their role in their CME, whether frontline staff, management or directors. It will help build a meaningful connection between the employee and the wider CME sector, as well as strengthen the relationship with their individual employer.
This is achieved through a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles which underpin CMEs as businesses that put purpose, people, and communities at the heart of the enterprise.
It is delivered in a live, interactive webinar structure with a unique live Q&A with two sector leaders. Knowledge is delivered in a fun and accessible format.
By undertaking the course, your employees will learn:
Upon completing the course, attendees will be able to demonstrate their understanding of:
Length: 2 hours
Delivery mode: Online
Professional development: 2 CPD points are awarded
Aaron has over 25 years of experience in Financial Services across Retail Banking, Lending, and Health Insurance, with a track record of developing long-term strategy and leading large-scale teams. He was appointed as CEO of Queensland Country Group in 2019, where he has successfully navigated the organisation through challenging times. Under his leadership, the organisation has achieved several key milestones, including record-breaking lending growth and transitioning to a member-owned bank. Aaron is committed to a member-centric approach, which aligns the organisation’s strategy with its values, and he promotes a positive organisational culture. Aaron is a Director on an advisory committee to James Cook University and supports JCU internships and career events.
Melanie Bainbridge is a true social impact nerd with a passion for the arts and sustainability – and the sustainability of the arts. She believes that music is the original social enterprise, and has recently turned her mind to applying her two decades of strategy, policy, project management, stakeholder relations, campaigning and community consultation skills; and her writing, creative development and leadership skills to building a new economic model for music streaming. Melanie’s co-operative philosophy is this: there can never be too much truth or beauty in this world – so the more people working together towards creativity, the better!
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