The Center offers timely, valuable education from field professionals through our annual California Co-op Conference and our Agricultural Cooperative Directors and Managers Training. We provide ongoing technical assistance to help cooperatives address individual needs via referrals, fee for service, utilizing grant funding and other means. To help address issues of particular concern to specific sectors of cooperatives, CCCD: collects, analyzes and disseminates data, technical knowledge, best practices and other information. We're available to address inquiries about cooperative development at any time, so please contact us!

CCCD educates the public and groups interested in forming a cooperative through diverse outreach programs providing basic information about the cooperative business model, as well as practical information on how to organize cooperatives, cooperative financing, governance, management, and related topics. 


We work with established cooperatives and groups that are interested in developing cooperatives throughout California and beyond. The cooperative sectors we serve include agricultural, artisan, business, consumer, energy, housing, preschool/childcare, worker and other cooperatives.