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:

Event fee £10 includes a report, lunch and refreshments from 9.30am. Book here: 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 been a life long co-operative activist. Recent experience includes: Co-operative Foundation Trustee (2014-2016); Co-operative Group Main Board, its Specialist Board and its National Values & Principles Committee (2014); Co-operative Group Ethics and Social Responsibility Committee (2015-2016); Co-operative Group Senate (2014-2015); Welsh Regional Board (2009-2014). Public service includes: Government Food Adviser (2000-2006); UK Healthcare Regulator (2003-2008) David directed the first EC funded Wales Anti-Poverty Programme; and pioneered Community Law Centres, Home Care and Repair, Community Housing Associations; local Co-op Development Agencies, multi purpose Social Co-operatives, Welsh Food Alliance & Wales Progressive Co-operators. Currently, Deacon at Canton Uniting Church Cardiff and Board Member, Newport Credit Union Board Member. David has a MA (European Human Resource Management) Keele; PGCE (FE) Cardiff; Special Diploma in Social Sciences (Ruskin College) and Professional Food & Management qualifications.
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