This webinar presented information on concepts, tools and insights into how to reduce the potential for conflict and gain new ideas on how to deal with it when it appears. Participants had the opportunity to share and learn from each other’s experiences and insights. Brian shared and explored concepts and insights which he has gleaned … Conflict Management in a Worker Co-operative with Brian Scott, December 5, 2017
This webinar discussed practices in good governance for worker co-operatives including discussion on the following governance-related topics as requested by worker co-op members in CWCF’s 2017 member survey. How can worker co-ops move good workers to good member-owners? Discussion about membership and responsibilities and how to share/disseminate that information to new members. Participatory decision-making and … Good Governance in a Worker Co-operative with Lynn Hannley; November 21, 2017
Worker-Owned Cooperatives in Marginalized Communities: Incompatibility and Innovation By Princie Reza Supervised by Justin Podur A Major Paper submitted to the Faculty of Environmental Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree in Master in Environmental Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. July 2017 This paper examines the sufficiency of the worker cooperative model in addressing precarious … Worker-Owned Cooperatives in Marginalized Communities: Incompatibility and Innovation
In light of increasing legislative requirements in various provinces regarding anti-harassment, and more importantly because CWCF wishes to create a safe environment at all events, CWCF’s Board has enacted this Code of Conduct, for all CWCF events. All attendees including speakers, sponsors and volunteers at CWCF conferences and events are required to agree with this … Anti-Harassment Code of Conduct
The Worker Co-op Magazine Collection for 1980-1992 is now digitized and available for download here.
La Siembra Co-operative is a fair trade, worker-owned co-operative, which seeks to promote a new model of trading partnerships guided by the principles of fair trade. Incorporated in 1999, La Siembra is one of the first companies to import, manufacture and distribute Fair Trade and organic certified sugar and cocoa products in North America and has … Bookkeeper and Administrative Assistant at La Siembra
Many people feel intimidated by financial reports. However, without a thorough understanding of financial information, co-operative enterprises cannot succeed (whether for profit or not-for-profit). Worker co-op owners need to understand their co-op’s financial statements and how their jobs contribute to the financial performance of their enterprise. This webinar reviewed the financial statements of a worker co-operative and … Financial Reports: An Essential Tool for Managing Your Co-op with Russ Christianson – May 31, 2017
This is the first time that we offered this new webinar that was recently developed by CWCF. This is a two-part series designed for people who are working in a worker co-op. It covered basic definitions, statistics on the movement, the co-op principles as applied to worker co-ops, and governance and management principles in a … Worker Co-op 101 – February – March 2017
Co-operatives have twice the success rate of conventional businesses: 40 percent versus 20 percent. Nonetheless, that still means that three out of five co-ops fail. During this interactive webinar, Russ discussed the reasons for co-operative enterprise failure and what can be learned from these hard lessons. Learning from failure
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