Webinars

Webinars

Webinar: Nathan Schneider on “A Shared Strategy for Shared Ownership”

July 28, 2020, 12 – 1:30 p.m. ET The slides and audio recording of the webinar are available below. Nathan Schneider, author of Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy spoke on how the economic crisis Covid-19 has created makes having a visionary strategy essential. In his words: “We need Webinar: Nathan Schneider on “A Shared Strategy for Shared Ownership”


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Webinar: The Social and Solidarity Economy (“SSE”) and Worker Co-ops

The slide deck and audio recording of the webinar are available below. Co-ops inevitably overlap with other movements and in this webinar we will explore how worker co-ops fit into the Social and Solidarity Economy and with social enterprises. We invite participants to come with ideas of how to better partner in these spaces for Webinar: The Social and Solidarity Economy (“SSE”) and Worker Co-ops


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Conflict Management in a Worker Co-operative with Brian Scott, December 5, 2017

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


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Good Governance in a Worker Co-operative with Lynn Hannley; November 21, 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


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Financial Reports: An Essential Tool for Managing Your Co-op with Russ Christianson – May 31, 2017

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


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Learning from Failure Leads to Success with Russ Christianson – March 29 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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The Co-operators’ Group Benefits – Webinar for CWCF Members-2016 09 12

The Co-operators has created an insurance program, Co-op Guard, which is designed to meet the needs of co-operatives across Canada, including the members of CWCF. One of the many products included in Co-op Guard is Group Benefits. Offering group benefits is an excellent strategy to attract and retain key employees and can increase both morale The Co-operators’ Group Benefits – Webinar for CWCF Members-2016 09 12


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Ask a Lawyer Tele-learning session

This tele-learning session covered a series of questions submitted by worker co-operators, to which Brian Iler gave responses.   CWCF Brian Ask a Lawyer July 2016


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