This event is organised by Stir to Action
We live in a world of increasing inequality, exploitation, and a fixation on growth at all costs. We need new forms of business and there are a growing number of co-operatives that are owned and controlled primarily for the benefit of their workers.
This workshop will be a practical journey through the stages of setting up a worker co-op, exploring the different options and decisions you’ll make along the way.
What to expect
- What is a worker co-op and why they are relevant to our economy
- The practicalities of setting up a worker co-op, what you need, when you need it, and where to go for further support
- The core skills, behaviours, and practical tools to make your journey as smooth as possible
What you'll leave with
- The motivation, inspiration, and knowledge to start this new adventure
- Some core skills and ways of working with others to ensure you can build a great organisational culture
- A one-page business model canvas, with clear stepping stones and a next action to complete after the workshop
Who it's for
- Do you have a business idea, or need for a decent job doing what you love. But you want to share the work, responsibilities, and rewards with others?
- Do you have a social or community project that you want to embed flat management and people-focused work practices?
- Are interested in worker ownership and want the knowledge and tools to advocate for the model and help others get started on their own journey
Siôn Whellens co-designed and launched the Worker Cooperative Solidarity Fund, which has 525 contributing members, mainly worker co-operators. SolidFund backs worker co-op education, skills development and organisation projects. He will be delivering the workshop in Bristol.
Please register via the Stir to Action website.