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Cooperatives share many characteristics of other businesses, but they are also unique; for this reason one of the seven core cooperative principles states the importance of ongoing education and training for members, elected board of directors, and staff.

Fekoskan offers, through the Curacao Cooperative Academy Foundation, education and training that help cooperatives thrive. These events are delivered as either off-the-shelf or tailored workshops, networking meetings, seminars, symposia or conferences, dependent on the need. Examples include:

  • governance training, to improve the performance of cooperative Boards;

  • education for members on how they can best participate in their cooperative;

  • strategic planning; and

  • regional networking meetings, with updates on important developments in the cooperative world;

Our education program provides opportunities for members of several types of cooperatives, people who are in the process of starting a cooperative, and those interested in learning more about the model an opportunity to converse, attend workshops led by nationally and internationally recognized experts and be immersed in learning opportunities each year. 

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Conference

Coming soon! Co-op Conference. We’ll celebrate cooperatives by sharing successes and provide you with the most effective ways you can help strengthen and expand the cooperative movement! You will learn how to start a new cooperative, how to develop and how to strengthen your own cooperatives. The conference offers you an opportunity to engage with other cooperators and discuss ideas, experiences, and strategies.

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Seminars

Our seminars are presented by industry experts and experienced presenters who cover an expansive range of topics across all cooperative areas.

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Symposia

Come to our symposia and join other cooperators for immersive event experiences like no other. Understand the strategies that underpin cooperative success and network with peers & icooperative thought leaders.

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Webinar

Fekoskan’s webinars are good source of information on issues impacting the cooperative community. Whether it is marketing and branding your cooperative, understanding the legal and governmental framework of cooperatives or learning how cooperatives are using technology to be innovative, Fekoskan’s webinars provide useful and timely information to leverage opportunities for growing and improving your cooperative.

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Courses & Workshops

Through our training program, you can learn from qualified, specialized instructors. By participating, you acquire new, incredibly interesting skills, and enjoy the camaraderie of the cooperative community in Curacao. Check to see if there are still spaces in the courses and workshops.