Co-op Governance School for Emerging Researchers

2–5 October 2017 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Everyone is talking about governance today, and no wonder. Governance is key to meeting the challenges and realizing the opportunities that co-operatives face today. Join co-op practitioners in Canada and academics from Canada, the US, and Europe for four days of stimulating engagement and interaction. During the School you will:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of co-operative governance using case studies and discussions with practitioners
  • Delve into the underlying conceptual models of governance
  • Use qualitative and quantitative methods to understand governance relationships and impacts
  • Network with co-op practitioners in Canada and academics from around the world
The School is designed for co-op employees, postdoctoral fellows, research assistants, and graduate students interested in the governance of co-operatives and social economy organizations. Pending funding approval, you may be eligible for a stipend to offset travel costs.

Faculty for the School
  • Brett Fairbairn (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Murray Fulton (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Cynthia Giagnocavo (Universidad de Almeria, Spain)
  • Markus Hanisch (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
  • Brent Hueth (University of Wisconsin, United States)
  • Dionne Pohler (University of Toronto, Canada)

Contact Darcy Overland at  for information about the application process and whether funding is available.

And check this page for updates on the Governance School as they become available.