UPDATE: Because of unexpected high interest, we have to scale back and limit participation to only New Yorkers. That way, we can enable the Training Collective to do their best work. Those who are not in New York – we invite you to consider hiring and bringing Training Collective to your community. That way, the series can adjust to meet the needs of your group or community. Thanks for your interest in building cooperative futures.
Thanks to NYC NoWC’s Training Collective, we are pleased to host Foundations for Worker Cooperatives — a six month training series for and by worker co-ops. The Training Collective is made up of current and former worker owners whose goal is to teach and promote best practices from their experiences with guidance from the cooperative principles.
The series will be excellent for both groups interested in starting a worker cooperative, as well as existing worker owners who want to brush up on their skills. All workshops are free. Simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish will be provided. All workshops are drop in; no application is required.
The series include:
Intro to Worker Cooperatives – Registration is closed
- Workshop: Wed, 1/27, 6 – 8:30pm
- Office Hours: 2/9, 6-7PM
Business Model Canvas: Creating a business model on a page – Registration is closed
- Workshop: Tues, 2/16, 6-8:30pm
- Office Hours: 3/2, 6-7pm
Building a New Economy: Creating a shared framework for a just economy – REGISTER
- Workshop: Thurs, 3/18, 6-8:30pm
- Office Hours: Tues, 4/6, 6-7pm
Decision Making for Worker Cooperatives – REGISTER
- Workshop, Tues, 4/20, 6-8:30pm
- Office Hours, Tues, 5/4, 6-7pm
Governance and Management for Worker Cooperatives – REGISTER
- Workshop: Tues, 5/18, 6-8:30pm
- Office Hours: Wed, 6/2, 6-7pm
Basic Financial Projections – REGISTER
- Workshop: Tues, 6/15, 6-8:30pm
- Office Hours: Wed, 6/29, 6-7pm
Please note: All workshops will be 2.5 hours long from 6pm – 8:30pm with follow up office hours another evening for further support. Dates and months are tentative and subject to change.