The Cooperative and Community Development course is designed to provide students with the specific knowledge and skills they will need to be able to participate meaningfully and effectively at leadership level in the decision-making, management and entrepreneurial processes of cooperatives and social enterprises. The students will learn how to develop the capacity in both communities and individuals to aid in their economic, social and sustainable development. This course provides a foundation for Capstone Projects focused on the community and its development both locally and internationally.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Develop an in-depth, focussed knowledge of the field of co-operative and social enterprise.
Appraise critically the multiplicity of strategies, skills and approaches in the co-operative and social enterprise field.
Select optimal courses of action for specific situations in co-operative and social enterprises.
Integrate and deepen their knowledge of the various sectors within the co-operative and social enterprise field.
Critically analyze the social and economic problems and have the confidence to propose organisational solutions.
Articulate the role of co-operatives and social enterprises in the creation of an alternative economic system to a wide range of audiences, including the public, private and third sectors, as well as society in general.
Participate meaningfully and effectively at leadership level in the decision-making, management and entrepreneurial processes of co-operatives and social enterprises.
Apply the specific marketing, governance and management skills necessary in co-operatives and social enterprises.
Appraise critically the multiplicity of activities, strategies, skills and approaches in the co-operative and social enterprise field.
Choose optimal courses of action for specific situations in co-operative and social enterprises.
Discuss and debate professional opinion on the functioning and roles of co-operatives and social enterprises with their colleagues.
Research and report analytically on different types of co-operative and social enterprise.
Effective as of Fall 2013
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