Fall Education Conference tackles the future

With the theme "the times they are a-changing," CHF BC's Fall Education Conference on Saturday, October 26, took on the realities of the end of co-op operating agreements, the challenges of going it alone after those agreements end, and the tools needed to make the journey.

Workshops ranged from all-day workshops "Boot Camp for co-op directors" and "Navigating difficult conversations", to half-day workshops on issues ranging from hoarding to legal duties of co-op directors. And in a departure from the usual format, a panel of experienced co-operators shared their thoughts on how co-ops can best manage the challenges they face in a panel session called "Beyond Future Shock".

The excellent lunch also gave over 130 co-op members and others a chance to network and compare notes on their conference experience.

Many of the conference workshops are also available as portable workshops we can bring to your co-op.

All conference participants can now access workshop materials online. If you attended the conference but are not able to access this page, you may need to register for a members-only account on our website.

If you already have a members-only registration but are not able to access these materials, please get in touch with us at members@chf.bc.ca with your account username so we can set you up so you can.