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  • Staff Bio/Profile: Peter Cameron

    General Resource

    2013-Jun-25

    Description

    Staff Profile

    Biography, Co-op Development Manager

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    PDF 70KB

  • How To: Guidelines for Running a Good AGM

    General Resource

    2013-Apr-19

    Description

    Factsheet

    A brief guide for running an AGM.

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    PDF 397KB

  • How To: Guidelines for Running a Members' Meeting

    General Resource

    2013-Apr-19

    Description

    Factsheet

    A brief guide for running a members' meeting.

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    PDF 392KB

  • How To: Hold Effective Board of Directors Meetings

    General Resource

    2013-Apr-19

    Description

    Factsheet

    A brief how-to guide on holding effective board of directors meetings

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    PDF 498KB

  • How To: Running Elections for Directors

    General Resource

    2013-Apr-19

    Description

    Factsheet

    A brief how-to guide on running elections for directors.

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    PDF 466KB

  • Resilience of the Cooperative Business Model in Times of Crisis

    General Resource

    2013-Apr-15

    Description

    Co-op Development Document

    The financial and ensuing economic crisis has had negative impacts on the majority of enterprises; however, cooperative enterprises around the world are
    showing resilience to the crisis. Financial cooperatives remain financially
    sound; consumer cooperatives are reporting increased turnover; worker cooperatives are seeing growth as people choose the cooperative form of
    enterprise to respond to new economic realities.

    Why is this form of enterprise proving so resilient?

    This report will provide historical evidence and current empirical evidence
    that proves that the cooperative model of enterprise survives crisis, but more
    importantly that it is a sustainable form of enterprise able to withstand crisis, maintaining the livelihoods of the communities in which they operate. It will further suggest ways in which the ILO can strengthen its activity in the promotion of cooperatives as a means to address the current crisis and avert future crisis.

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    PDF 3.96MB

  • Alisdair Smith, DF 2012 Presentation

    General Resource

    2012-Oct-28

    Description

    Presentations and Workshop Summaries

    PowerPoint presentation of Alisdair Smith, closing plenary speaker for the DF 2012. Summarizing the key points of all the previous DF keynote and plenary speakers.

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    PPTX 3.90MB

  • Directors' Forum Peter De Jager Handout May 2011

    General Resource

    2011-May-11

    Description

    Presentations and Workshop Summaries

    What must we do to bring about a Change initiative as smoothly as possible? Communicate! Communicate! Communicate!

    How much, and for how long do we do this? Until we get sick and tired of the sound of our own voice – then we take a deep breath and a drink of water and we start all over again. Communication isn't something that stops and starts, it's a constant activity before, during and after any Change initiative.

    Here's a Pareto Set of questions. If we take the time to answer these, then we've covered the bulk of the key concerns of those facing the Change we‟re contemplating.

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    PDF 130KB

  • DF 2010 Presentation: Alisdair Smith

    General Resource

    2010-Nov-16

    Description

    Presentations and Workshop Summaries

    2010 Directors' Forum Presentation: Alisdair Smith

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    PDF 404KB

  • DF 2010 Presentation: Charles Gould

    General Resource

    2010-Nov-15

    Description

    Presentations and Workshop Summaries

    Directors' Forum 2010 Keynote Presentation: Charles Gould

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    PDF 778KB

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