2016 Program - October 9

This pre-Summit activity will allow participants from umbrella organizations to discuss common issues and share their winning solutions. Part 1 will address the challenge of promoting economic development. Part 2 will deal with what we need to do to improve organizational efficiency to ensure growth and longevity for the organization, its members, and member cooperatives and mutuals.

Note: Participants will be grouped into round tables for discussion purposes.

Opening remarks: Background, Issues and Opportunities for Umbrella Organizations (Monique F. Leroux)

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Round table 1: Increasing the Visibility of Our Organizations – A National Portrait of Cooperatives and Mutuals

It’s well known that obtaining an accurate picture of the economic strength of cooperatives and mutuals is a difficult task. But it’s also known that we need to do this to improve the economic visibility of cooperatives and mutuals. The goal of this round table is to present four real-life national portraits created by four different umbrella organizations: Canada, France, Australia and United Kingdom. Panelists will address the ins and outs of their approach: the purpose, benefits, processes, facilitators, obstacles and the lessons learned to inspire participants to start or continue similar approaches in their respective countries.

Workshop: Participants in Action

Inspired by the presentation and working by table, participants will identify the key actions to take to initiate or pursue an approach to create a portrait of cooperatives in their respective countries. The three panelists will go table to table to answer questions.

Plenary session: Outcome of the Workshop With Panelists

Each table will be asked to present their main points, and panelists will provide feedback on questions and suggestions from the room.

Download the reports

2015 National Mutual Economy Report, Australia

Sectoral survey of co-operative businesses 2016 edition – excerpts, Coop FR

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Jocelyn Pinet

Lead Advisor in Facilitation
Biography

Melina Morrison

CEO
Biography

Monique F. Leroux

President
Biography

Panelists

This pre-Summit activity will allow participants from umbrella organizations to discuss common issues and share their winning solutions. Part 1 will address the challenge of promoting economic development. Part 2 will deal with what we need to do to improve organizational efficiency to ensure growth and longevity for the organization, its members, and member cooperatives and mutuals.

Note: Participants will be grouped into round tables for discussion purposes.

Round table 2: Improving efficiency to ensure the longevity of umbrella organizations and their members

The coexistence of tertiary umbrella organizations and sectoral federations of cooperatives or mutual and the entanglement of their responsibilities complicate some aspects that would make them fully efficient in terms of daily operations and development strategies in the short, medium and long terms. These include issues such as the recruitment of members; contributions and monetary resources; sectoral and regional disparities within the association and their impact on the services offered; the territory covered; governance; succession and the creation of new cooperatives. What should be done to improve organizational efficiency?

Workshops: Participants in Action

Note: Participants choose the theme they would like to explore. Each theme will be discussed among the table’s participants whose goal will be to identify solutions or recommendations. Panel members will join the teams.

  • Theme 1 : Entanglement among tertiary umbrella organizations and sectoral federations of cooperatives or mutual, and their purposes
  • Theme 2 : Recruitment of members, contributions and monetary resources
  • Theme 3 : Sectoral and regional disparities within associations and their impact on the services offered
  • Theme 4 : Governance
  • Theme 5 : Development of human capital; succession and management team
  • Theme 6 : Support for the creation of new cooperatives
  • Theme 7 : Evaluating the association’s results
  • Theme 8 : Government relationships

Plenary session: Presenting Discussion Results by Theme

A spokesperson from each team will present the results of the discussions.

Plenary session: Identifying Priority Activities

Closing remarks: Next Steps (Melina Morrison)

 

 

Jocelyn Pinet

Lead Advisor in Facilitation
Biography

Melina Morrison

CEO
Biography

Panelists

  • Anne Santamäki, Director of International Relations, SOK Corporation , Finland
  • Dolly Goh, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore National Co-operative Federation (SNCF), Singapore
  • Eudes de Freitas Aquino, President, Unimed do Brasil, Brazil
  • J. Benoit Caron, Director-General, Fédération des coopératives de services à domicile et de santé du Québec and Consortium de ressources et d’expertises coopératives, Canada
  • Jean-Claude Seys, Vice President, Covéa, France
  • Rosario Altieri, President, Associazione Generale Cooperative Italiane (AGCI), Italy