Futures North Workshop Programme

Futures North 2012 workshop and fringe programme is now live.
Workshops include:

Fair Care trademark delivered by Change AGEnts
This workshop is intended to stimulate a debate around the trademark manifesto for the delivery of co-operative and mutual social care, using Fair Trade as a model.

A .coop for your City delivered by Web Architects
This workshop will explain the new sheffield.coop website and how other cities could develop web sites to promote co-operatives in their locality.

A primer on Community Shares delivered by Chris Hill, Shine
A workshop on the pros and cons of community shares, simple guide to technicalities and plenty of case studies and discussion around scenarios.

How to Shrink Your Carbon Footprint delivered by Leeds Environmental Design Agency
This workshop will look at ways in which your co-op can reduce it's Carbon emissions from its premises , processes and transportation.

Is the time right for a Co-operative University? delivered by UK Society for Co-operative Studies
This workshop will present a discussion paper on the creation of a Co-operative University and/or Business School with plenty of opportunity to debate why and how the institution could be created.

Finding the Finance delivered by Adrian Ashton
This workshop would explore models of investment drawing on participants’ own experiences and ideas, as well as citing others from around the wider movement – including barriers to accessing them, and ways to overcome these.

Is Co-operation a Northern Tradition? delivered by the Hannah Mitchell Foundation
This workshop will explore the unique cultural, industrial and political traditions of the North and have a discussion on how co-operation can enhance the nature of Northern England.

Product Development and Branding delivered by SUMA
This workshop will outline the Basic Principles of Branding and what it means for a cooperative, the identification of products and services that you can make your own and working with cooperatives what are the advantages for branding.

Co-operatives and Social Enterprises: Brother in Arms or Relative Strangers? delivered by Cliff Southcombe
This workshop will explore the relationship between Co-operatives and Social Enterprises exploring Governance, Economic Participation and Social Theory.
This Workshop is a taster for the Sheffield Business School Co-operative and Enterprise Summer School.

Co-op 2 Co-op Trading Club delivered by Co-operatives Yorkshire and the Humber
A session based on Co-operative Principle 6 to help co-operatives work with other organisations that share co-operative values and principles first, the session will be a formal networking session encouraging trading and co-operation.

Futures North is also delighted to be running 2 Roundtable discussions during the workshop programme on Fairtrade and Co-operative Councils.

Futures North Radical Fringe
Radical Routes will also be hosting an open space area highlighting Radical Routes work as a network of radical co-ops whose members are committed to working for positive social change. The space will have its own all day programme in a relaxed setting acting as a conference fringe for delegates to enjoy.