Cooperative Learning Ltd (CLL), comprising 17 Community Colleges, 16 of which are RTOs, is an exciting experiment in collaboration between regional NSW training providers. While still in the early stages of organisational formation, CLL has the potential to offer a model for collaboration which enhances business development and builds capacity for the individual members. Partnerships are an important part of this collaboration.
Presented by Julie McInerney, the Coordinator of Cooperative Learning Ltd, this webinar will discuss:
- Why a cooperative?
- Getting the structure and communication right
- What the cooperative does
- Partnerships – with each other and with industry
- The challenges
- Could this model work elsewhere?
Julie McInerney began her working life as a Special Education teacher and then worked in a range of Local Government, Health and Community Services organisations before becoming involved in the NSW Community College sector in 1994. Julie started out as part time manager of a small regional college. In 2002 she moved to Sydney to take up the position of VET Officer in the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET), Adult and Community Education (ACE) Unit, a position she held for 5 years. When Julie returned to live in regional NSW in 2007, she assisted a group of community colleges in collaborative activities – this collaboration led to 17 colleges becoming members of Cooperative Learning Ltd.
Please register before Tuesday 8 November to ensure availability of a place.
We use Elluminate web conferencing technology for our webinars and you will require a internet-connected computer with speakers and headsets. Help files for elluminate over here.
This workshop is supported financially by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). It is FREE for ACE organisations.