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Catalyzing worker co-ops & the solidarity economy

Democratic Dialog & Deliberation

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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.

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December 31, 2020

Navigating Emotional Minefields

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One of the defining indicators of the health of cooperative groups is how they respond when strong feelings emerge among members.

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August 27, 2020

Key Facilitation Skills: Not Leaving Product on the Table

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How to get the most out of the last 10 minutes of a meeting.

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July 9, 2020

Can Sociocracy Work in Large Groups?

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How to implement sociocracy in large groups.

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June 4, 2020

Key Facilitation Skills: Becoming Multi-tongued

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Good facilitators need to be able to "speak the language" of process, emotion, and posture, as well as whatever spoken language is being used.

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February 27, 2020

Key Facilitation Skills: Eliciting Proposals That Sing

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How to get good proposals for collective decision making.

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January 17, 2020

7 Solutions for Accountability in Cooperation

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Seven common issues for collaborative team members and ways to help people overcome them.

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December 12, 2019

Under the "Community Eye"

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Description of a process for addressing situations when members fail to keep community agreements.