Lots of webinars! (2014)

There are several webinars coming up in the co-op world. See 3 below:

January 29 (3:30pm EST): Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade of the International Co-op Alliance

CoopZone and the Canadian Worker Co-op Federation are hosting a tele-learning session for members about the Blueprint for a Co-operative Decade of the International Co-op Alliance (ICA).  It will take place this Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 3:30 pm Eastern Time for up to 90 minutes.` The Blueprint, building on the International Year of Co-ops in 2012, is a high-level framework for the co-operative movement globally, with a focus on co-op growth and on 5 themes:  1) Participation, 2) Sustainability, 3) Co-operative Identity, 4) Legal Frameworks, and 5) Capital. The presenters will be as follows: 1) On the overall Blueprint and CICOPA’s perspective:  Rebecca Kemble; of Union Cab in Madison; President of the US FWC and Executive Committee member of CICOPA. 2) On Capital:  Kathy Bardswick, CEO of The Co-operators and member of the ICA Board.  She chairs the ICA’s Commission on Capital. 3) On Sustainability:  Yuill Herbert, of Sustainability Solutions Group Worker Co-op, and member of the Boards of CWCF and CCA.  His Co-op carried out ICA’s sustainability scan. If you would like to participate, RSVP to Hazel Corcoron at hazel@canadianworker.coop at the latest by January 28th at the end of the day.

February 5 (1:00pm EST)- Volunteer impact study findings of the international development work of the Canadian Co-operative Association

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/652684927

Volunteers are a vital part of the Canadian Co-operative Association’s International Development programming.  You will be intrigued to know that there is real impact here at home as well.  In 2013 CCA commissioned a report that looked at the significance of Canadian Co-operators’ international volunteering with our partners.  Christa McMillin and Nancy Ingram from Foot in the Door Consulting looked at personal, professional and community impacts of volunteering with CCA internationally, and found very interesting results.  This is a webinar of interest to all past or future volunteers, donors to the Co-operative Development Foundation and anyone who wants to understand how aligning with CCA programming has the potential to increase employee skills as well as engagement and retention.

February 12 (10:30 am EST)- Landscape of the Charitable and Non-profit Sector in Canada

The Canadian Co-operative Association hosts this webinar with Stephen Faul of Imagine Canada. Stephen will talk about the size, scope and breadth of the charitable and nonprofit sector in Canada including some recent Imagine Canada research on Canadian attitudes toward charities (including international development organizations).  Of particular interest, Stephen will talk about recent work on developing a new public narrative about the sector. Free: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/917108191 

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