Webinar: New thinking on co-operative governance - Highlights from the International Co-operative Governance Symposium
Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network
This webinar featured the two conference organizers for the International Symposium on Co-operative Governance (September 5-7, 2013 in Halifax, Nova Scotia): Karen Miner, Managing Director of Co-operative Management Education and Dr. Sonja Novkovic, Professor of Economics both from Saint Mary's University. The webinar will share the highlights from the Symposium including linkages to the Participation theme from the ICA's Blueprint for a Co-op Decade and new ideas and challenges emerging in the field of governance of co-operative enterprises. Karen Miner is the Managing Director of Co-operative Management Education at Saint Mary's University, responsible for both the Graduate Diploma in Co-operative Management and the Master of Management, Co-operatives and Credit Unions. Karen has a strong history in co-operative governance having served on the boards of Mountain Equipment Co-op and the Canadian Co-operative Association among others. Karen is also a certified director through the Institute of Corporate Directors. Dr. Sonja Novkovic is the Academic Co-Director of the Measuring the Co-operative Difference Research Network. She is a professor in the Department of Economics within the Sobey of School Business at Saint Mary's University. Dr. Novkovic's research involves working with worker co-ops to improve their ability to operationalize the ICA principles and values through governance and management practices. Dr. Novkovic is also the Chair of the Committee on Co-operative Research with the International Co-operative Alliance.