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Italy: Sustainability through collaboration

Program overview

The objective of the BCIT Business Executive Field School is to offer applied learning, rich interactive site visits, and immersion in the cooperative and Italian culture.

Program details

Regions to be visited: Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

When: June 4, 2023 to June 10, 2023

Key experiences:

  • Exposure to the Italian Cooperative Model
  • Reinforce the importance of the principles of cooperation for mutual benefit
  • Observe how government policies can promote cooperative relations among firms
  • Learn to develop sector-specific strategies that aid the growth of cooperative firms
  • Discern the impact of a member based shared services model
  • Apply the cooperative model by working on a project with your cohort
  • Network with Italian Cooperative Executives and explore collaboration between countries

Site visits include (subject to change):

  • UNIBO, Alma Mater Studiorum
  • Legacoop Bologna
  • The Chamber of Commerce of Bologna
  • Banca Di Bologna Credito Cooperativo Societa Centro
  • Commerc. Art.Fossolo 2
  • Il Raccolto Soc.Coop. Agricola
  • FICO eatly
  • C.A.D.I.A.I. Cooperativa Sociale
  • UNIPOL GRUPPO

Fees:

Program cost: $6,595

Applicants are accepted in the order that they are received.

Program cost includes:

  • Programming and curriculum
  • Guest lectures
  • Site visits
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Curriculum related transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and lunches

Seats are limited. Fees do not cover airfare, transportation to and from Bologna or personal expenses. Accommodation will be at a four-star hotel located in the centre of town.

How to apply:

Interested in applying to the Executive Field School program? Email us.

My experience here in Italy has been far greater than I ever imagined. What I really walked away with is the culture of cooperation. I am more proud to be a part of a credit union and part of the co-operative movement and understanding the value that we play.

CEO, First West Credit Union, 2017 Executive Field School
executive field school brochure

Join us on the 2023 BCIT Executive Field School in Italy to learn more about the Italian cooperative business model. Learn more about the program by downloading the brochure.