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? Do 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 you interested in worker ownership and want the knowledge and tools to advocate for the model and help others get started on their own journey?
John Atherton works at Co-operatives UK, the national network for all co-ops, with a particular focus on worker co-ops. John edited the 2nd edition of the worker code of practice and has directly supported many worker co-ops over the last 12 years.
For bookings, please register via the Stir to Action website.