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 director, and staff. CCCD offers training and support that help cooperatives thrive.
CCCD offers education in a variety of ways, including annual conferences. Our annual "California Co-op Conference" provides opportunities for members of different types of cooperatives, people who are in the process of starting a co-op, and those interested in learning more about the model an opportunity to converse, attend workshops led by nationally recognized experts and be immersed in learning opportunities each year. We also offer an annual 2-day training for Directors and Executives of Agricultural Cooperatives.