Co-operative Assistance Network Limited

Company or Society Secretary workshop

This workshop is for new Company Secretaries, Society Secretaries and Directors of co-operatives. It covers legal compliance, co-operative values and principles, good practice and risk management. It comes complete with information packs.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the workshop, the students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role and responsibilities of the Company Secretary or Society Secretary
  • Explain how the Company or Society Secretary can be a positive influence on the democracy and management of a co-operative
  • Describe a model of excellence for a Company or Society Secretary
  • Explain how companies can execute documents, contracts, etc.
  • Name regulatory bodies that apply to their (proposed) co-operative, complete sample regulatory forms and explain what can happen if they fail to meet regulatory requirements.

Workshop Duration

This workshop is normally delivered in a full day but can be reduced to a half day by removing the exercises.

Please note that it may not be possible to achieve all the learning objectives in shorter versions of workshops.


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Co-operative Assistance Network Limited

is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014

 No. 30714R 

Registered address: 1-3 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AA
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