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An Ongoing Challenge: Managing Equity

In a previous column, Alain Bridault, President, ORION cooperative research and consulting, we stressed the importance of managing the acceptability of decisions taken by the board of directors or senior management in their respective powers fields .We pointed out that the only right decisions are decisions well accepted by the members, that is to say,…

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CWCF Report on Member Relations Project

This 2008 report, including Appendices A-C, provides information from the CWCF’s Member Relations project and worker co-op survey.  It is available in English, below, and in French on the French part of the CoopZone site. Excerpt: I. Introduction CWCF carried out this project, entitled “Strengthening Membership, Strengthening the CWCF” or the “Member Relations Project” from…

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Cooperative enterprises in industry and services prove their strong resilience to the crisis

Cooperative enterprises in industry and services prove their strong resilience to the crisis Since October 2008, the financial crisis has been affecting the economy and the financial system at the world level. As a response to the concerns regarding this situation and the serious challenges for employment, enterprise sustainability and social cohesion, CICOPA initiated a…

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CWCF Good Governance May 19, 2010 Tele-learning Session Summary

Please see the notes and PowerPoint presentation below. The MP3 recording can be accessed at http://www.divshare.com/download/11713917-e2c (80 minutes). “Governance” means: the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented) United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Human Settlements, What is Good Governance. “Governance is the task of…

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2010 CWCF Tele-learning Session #2 – Conflict Resolution Summary

Please see attachments below for the summary, PowerPoint, accountability chart procedures, accountability chart, employment contract, and job description examples. To listen to the session please view here http://www.divshare.com/download/11127983-bde. Job Description Form Co-opEmployment ContractAccountability Chart ProceduresConflict in Worker Co-opsAccountability Chart2010 CWCF Tele-learning Session – Conflict Resolution – Notes

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