An Invitation to Think Cooperatively, Learn Collectively

Saturday, September 8th 2018
9.30am for 10.00am – 4.00pm
The Tabernacle Chapel, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1AJ

Bringing together co-operative and community activists for shared learning

➢ Active member participation is crucial, but how effective are we in engaging our members to mobilise our collective strength.
➢ This event will be an exciting experiment in co-operative education and learning.
➢ It will enable participants to experience collective learning and find ways of working together.

Facilitation by: Rory Riddley-Duff, Professor of Cooperative Social Entrepreneurship and Chris Southcombe, at Sheffield Hallam University Business School

If you wish to collaborate or contribute your ideas and experience email any of the following: adrian.roper@cartrefi.coop
david@cooperatives-wales.coop
Dafydd.rhys@addysgoedolion.cymru

Event fee £10 includes a report, lunch and refreshments from 9.30am. Book here: www.bit.ly/08092018 Or by cheque: please write to C&MW, 216 Stow Hill, Newport, NP20 4HA

Some free parking spaces within a 10 minute walk may be available on request. We will ensure contributions in Welsh and English with simultaneous translation available

Co-sponsors: Co-ops & Mutuals Wales, Addysg Oedolion Cymru | Adult Learning Wales and Cartrefi Cymru Co-operative

About David Smith

David has extensive experience of the Co-operative movement, the Third Sector, policy development and representing service consumers and service users. Trustee: Co-operative Foundation (2014-2016). Government Food Adviser (2000-2006); UK Healthcare Regulator (2003-2008); Co-operative Group Main Board (2014); Co-operative Group Specialist Board and National Values and Principles Committee (2014); Co-operative Group food policy working group and its Ethics and Social Responsibility Committee (2015-2016); Co-operative Group Senate (2014-2015); Welsh Regional Board (2009-2014). David trained as a Dorchester chef; Directed the first EC funded Wales Anti-Poverty Programme; Pioneered Community Law Centres, Home Care and Repair, local Co-op Development Agencies in Wales, Social Co-operatives, Welsh Food Alliance and Wales Progressive Co-operators. Deacon: Canton Uniting Church, Cardiff. His qualifications include: BSc (Economics), Cardiff; MA (European Human Resource Management) Keele; Special Diploma in Social Sciences (Ruskin College); Professional Food Management and Teaching qualifications.
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