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

A life long co-operative activist. Recent experience includes: Co-operative Foundation Trustee (2014-2016); Co-operative Group Main Board, Specialist Board & National Values & Principles Committee (2014); 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; including pioneering a wide range of co-operative & community driven initiatives: free legal services, community based housing associations, care and repair, pre school and adventure play, local Co-op Development Agencies, multi purpose Social Care Co-operatives. Founded: Cardiff Student Community Action, Welsh Food Alliance & Wales Progressive Co-operators. Currently, Deacon, Canton Uniting Church, Cardiff; Board Member, Newport Credit Union; Robert Owen Memorial Museum Trustee. Graduate Ruskin College, Oxford and UC Cardiff and has a MA (European Human Resource Management) Keele; PGCE (FE) Cardiff; Professional Food & Management qualifications.
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