The Practitioners Forum 2016

Manchester, UK; 17 November 2016 – 9:30am to 5:00pm

Organized by Co-operatives UK, the Practitioners Forum offers professional training for people operating in key roles in co-operative businesses large and small. A unique professional development opportunity, this sell-out event enables delegates to learn from experts and network with peers.

More Information at:  http://www.uk.coop/PF16

Atlantic Schools of Business Conference

The 46th Atlantic Schools of Business Conference is being hosted this year by The Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University (Halifax) from October 21-23, 2016. The theme of this year’s conference is: The business of knowledge/The knowledge of business.

This track is open to all areas of cooperative research such as co-ops in critical management; co-op management and ethics; co-op entrepreneurship; governance for co-ops, key performance indicators, financial reporting and accounting, performance measurement and analysis; financial management; tax accounting; public responsibility and ethics; technology innovation management; and knowledge management.

The deadline for receipt of paper and symposium submissions is SEPTEMBER 9TH.

More information at the conference websitehttp://asb.acadiau.ca/2016conference/index.php

Teaching opportunity (Co-operative Management Education programs at Saint Mary’s University (Canada))

The Co-operative Management Education Programs at Saint Mary’s University (www.ManagementStudies.coop) is looking for an instructor to teach   co-operative financial management from a multi-sector and international perspective ( for the details see: http://www.accoop.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/financecoursejobposting_June.pdf).

X ANPCONT Congress – National Association of Graduate Accounting Programs

RIBEIRÃO PRETO – SP, Brazil, 4th to 7th June

General Information at http://congressos.anpcont.org.br/x/

Panel on accounting and cooperatives, 6th June 10h-12h

See program of the panel at: http://congressos.anpcont.org.br/x/programacao

7th International workshop on cooperative finance and sustainable development

Trento, Italy on June 16th and 17th, 2016

More information at:


ICA 2016 Congress “New Strategies for Co-operatives: Understanding and Managing Co-operative Creation, Transition and Transformation”

Almeria, 2016, 24th – 27th May

New Strategies for Co-operatives: Understanding and Managing Co-operative Creation, Transition and Transformation Programme

Conference programme, papers available at:


World Co-operative Monitor 2015 edition launched today

The World Co-operative Monitor, a partnership between the International Co-operative Alliance (the Alliance) and the European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (Euricse), collects available economic and social data on the world’s co-operative enterprises. The 2015 edition is the fourth one and it is built on data from 2013.

See: http://monitor.coop/

Practitioners Forum 2015

Thursday 19 November, Manchester. Organized by Co-operatives UK.

The Practitioners Forum offers professional training for people operating in key roles in co-operative businesses large and small.

More information at http://www.uk.coop/node/25237

Workshop “New systems of governance in the Social Economy”

At Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain December, 10th 2015

Organized by CEGEA.

More information at http://gobiernocoops.blogs.upv.es/

Isabelle Ferrand, will represent the International Co-operative Alliance at the IFRS Advisory Council

Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the International Co-operative Alliance’s International Accounting and Regulatory Affairs Committee (IARAC) and Chair of the Board, President and CEO of Desjardins Group, is proud to announce that Isabelle Ferrand, Chief Financial Officer of Confédération Nationale du Crédit Mutuel, has been selected to become a member of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Advisory Council.

This nomination is a first for the Alliance, which will now have permanent representation within the Council. Dame Pauline Green, President of International Co-operative Alliance expressed her satisfaction with this important achievement for the cooperative movement, and wished to thank Monique F. Leroux and the members of the IARAC for their efforts.

Source: https://www.sommetinter.coop/en/medias/news/alliance-will-have-permanent-representation-ifrs-advisory-council

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