Workshops

Workshops supported or sponsored by this website and friends (including external organisations) – to build up the social enterprise sector in communities.

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A special event just before Christmas with Professor Tim Mazzarol

Prof. Tim Mazzarol (University of Western Australia) Join Australia’s leading co-operative and mutual enterprise (CME) academic Tim Mazzarol with Jude Perera, MP, fresh from his sojourn in the co-operative mecca of Mondragon and Julie Markoff Miller of bHive Bendigo at the quirky Kelvin Club for an evening of lively discussion: Understand the opportunities that ...
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Buying back the farm: cooperating for sustainability on the land

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7pm Melbourne Book here Climate change and encroachment by mining is causing rapid change in rural communities across Australia. With greater concentration of ownership and less diversity in farming communities, people from across social and political divides are looking for alternative ways to sustainably address the problem of food ...
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Changing Work / Making Change

Our first CoopWorkshop is coming up. The upcoming Workshop is entitled: Changing Work / Making Change: Cooperatives and the Solidarity Economy and has been organised in association with Borderlands Co-Operative. It will be exploring problems with our current economic system and its failure to provide secure, dignified livelihoods for many people. ...
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Planning meeting: Co-Op 101 Workshop (Short Course)

Thursday, February 6, 2014 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM Borderlands Co-Operative 2 Minona Street Hawthorn (near Auburn Railway Station), Melbourne This way to a CoopWorkshop Go to our Meetup page and check in to come along to our small planning meeting to discuss a short course that CoopWorkshop is developing with Borderlands Co-Operative and ...
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Report from recent CoopWorkshop (Community Development – what Australia can learn from Asia’s Credit Co-ops)

Community Finance – Community Development: what Australia can learn from Asia’s Credit Co-ops Some CoopWorkshop notes A recent CoopWorkshop, initiated by Cardijn Community Australia, in association with Earthworker Co-operative and Uniting Church in Australia (Victoria and Tasmania) was held on Saturday the 6th of July, the international day of the co-operative. It ...
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Australia-Italy Comparative Co-operative Symposium

Australia-Italy Comparative Co-operative Symposium 25th-26th Jul 2013 Image via Post Growth Institute The Co-operative Research Group will host the third and final symposia related to the Italy/Australia Co-operatives Research Project on Thursday 25 July and Friday 26 July 2013. This project brings together co-operative researchers from Italy and Australia to compare ...
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Job Satisfaction and Worker Co-operatives

Symposium on Job Satisfaction and Worker Co-operatives - 24th Jul 2013 Dave Kerin This symposium explores the relationship between worker co-operatives and job satisfaction. Are worker co-operatives more successful in increasing worker satisfaction than other forms of business enterprise? The keynote speaker is Dr. Ermanno Tortia, from the School of Economics ...
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Community Development – Community Finance

Bank on something better - with barefoot co-operation. On Australia’s doorstep credit co-operatives are freeing people from poverty and investing in community projects for financial literacy, the empowerment of women, and environmental sustainability. In contrast Australian community credit co-operatives are now virtually non-existent, victims of the economic rationalism that has decimated the ...
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Capital for Better Business – Who are the key actors in social investment?

Interesting workshop coming up: Whether you call it social investment or impact investment, what are the distinguishing features of this type of investment and who are the key actors? We will explore social investment from both a domestic and international perspective during the evening and encourage engagement, conversation and lots of questions as ...
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