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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Democratic Dialog & Deliberation

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December 2, 2021

Intro to Cooperative Governance and Management

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An introduction to cooperative governance and management from the Sustainable Economies Law Center.

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November 4, 2021

Horizontalidad: Love and Care as Affective Revolutionary Practice

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Marina Sitrin discusses the concept and practice of "horizontalism" in Argentina.

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November 1, 2021

Key Facilitation Skills: Trusting the Force

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One the most important skills that a facilitator can develop is their intuition—the sense of what to do in a given situation, even when the rational pathway to that choice is obscure.

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October 28, 2021

A Failure of Cooperative Governance

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Professor Imanol Basterretxea discusses some of the governance failures that helped lead to the collapse of the Mondragon cooperative Fagor Electrodoméstico.

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September 13, 2021

Distinguishing Between Having Concerns and the Way They Are Expressed

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Today I want to examine a dynamic about which people frequently get confused—especially when they're upset: the difference between having concerns and the way they're expressed.

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August 12, 2021

Sociocracy in Worker Co-ops Roundtable

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Worker cooperative members and developers discuss the use of Sociocracy in worker co-ops, and answer questions from webinar participants.

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April 19, 2021

Governance in Home Care Cooperatives

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Introduction and refresher on board, management and member roles, building engagement and more.

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March 1, 2021

Cooperative Sociocracy — Making it Work for Your Co-op

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A member of Unicorn Grocery worker co-op talks about her experience using sociocracy at the 70-member co-op.

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February 4, 2021

Better Time Management in Meetings

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How to use the tools of sociocracy to better manage time in meetings.

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January 28, 2021

Participatory Proposal Writing

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How to write policy proposals as a group.