CME News & Events

Special Topic Webinar Recording (June 2018): How perceptions of leadership success can play out in co-operative business culture.

With Barbara Demarest from the Center for Creative Leadership and Sandra Dawe from The Co-operators in Canada. Listen here

Special Topic Webinar Recording (April 2018): What Does Ethical Banking and Finance Look Like?

Hear from Goran Jeras, a leader from 'Co-operative for Ethical Financing' in Croatia.

Peer to Peer Webinar

Hosted in collaboration with the Co-operative Management Education Alumni and Student Co-operative.
Special Guest: Jay Corrado, CEO of CUSO Wealth Strategies (February 2018)
View the video here


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International Study Tours - Italy and Spain

We have two international co-operative study tour options at the moment.

  • Each year (on a rotating basis), we offer a few non-student spots on our tours to the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy or Mondragon, Spain to experience hands-on learning focused on models of co-operative excellence. Visit our International study tour page for more information. There are available seats for the tour in October 2019 to Spain (the Italy 2018 tour is full).


Canada DE Program: Credit Union Development Education - June 9-14, 2019, Halifax, Canada

Join credit union leaders from Canada and beyond for a truly unique leadership program for credit union leaders. Participants can use this course toward an international designation (I-CUDE). REGISTRATION OPEN SOON! More details here


International Symposium on Accounting and Reporting - June 25-26, 2018, Oxford, UK

Co-operative Management Education (CME) program and the Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting (CEARC) will be co-hosting the 2nd International Symposium on Accounting and Reporting at Kellogg College, Oxford, UK. The Symposium will focus on leading practices for co-operative accounting and reporting. More details: Symposium 2018


CME Program Promotion Trips

CME makes regular recruitment/partnership trips around the globe. Maybe we will be near you! If you would like to coordinate a meeting or visit to your co-op, please contact


Executive Education Courses

CME will be hosing Executive Education courses on Enhancing Co-op/CU Business Performance through Co-operative Management Practices:   

May 7-9, 2019 (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

More details here


CME Program Information Webinars

Attend one of our online webinars to get a better understanding of our programs and opportunities from the comfort of your own office, anywhere in the world. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Learn more about our programs by attending an informational webinar - Register for January 22 at 12 pm EDT here

If you like to be informed about an upcoming webinar or to set up a one-on-one session over the phone, please contact



Past Events

2nd International Symposium on Accounting and Reporting: Co-operative Socio-Economic Transformation: June 25-26, 2018 (UK)

for more information on the  Symposium 2018

CanadaDE: June 3-8, 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Another successful conference, in co-operation with CaribDE was held in Nova Scotia this June. Credit Union professionals proudly represented their home countries (34 participants from 9 countries) to complete an intensive and immersive training program in co-operative leadership and educaton. View our CanadaDE webpage for more information - next session to be held June 9-15, 2019.

Study Tour in Captivating Croatia

This study tour in Croatia occured July 2017. This tour has been organized for anyone engaged in the co-operative sector and will be led by Sonja Novkovic, a co-operative economist and Academic Director for our programs at Saint Mary's University. Another tour may be scheduled for a future year, so let us know if you would like to stay informed. Click here for more information.

CanadaDE: June 4-10, 2017, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The inaugural CaribDE class was held in Canada. Credit Union professionals from around the world (24 participants from 9 countries) attended for this 72-hour interactive, experiential training program. View our webpage for more information, including future offerings.

Tools to Measure the Co-operative Performance and Impact

In May 2014, the Centre of Excellence in Accounting and Reporting for Co-operatives (CEARC) and the Measuring the Co-operative Difference Network hosted an international conference on Tools to Measure Co-operative Performance and Impact at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Canada. This working group conference featured representatives from various organizations that gather and report co-operative data. The digital book coming out of this conference is available here.