In this course, students will develop skills as developers of cooperatives. They will have an opportunity to engage with other practitioners working in the field. In the course we will discuss the skills and key development steps required for the successful development of cooperative businesses. The course will include case studies and tours to local co-ops to detail the practical applications of the development steps and methodologies. The course content will cover: cooperative history, principles and economics; comparative business models; critical development steps; building stakeholder capacity; feasibility analysis and business planning; co-op finance, equity, law; co-op governance and management; and resources and keys to success.