The U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Network of Bay Area Cooperatives invite you to a day of skill-building and networking for worker co-ops and members of democratic workplaces in the Bay Area region of the U.S. We’ll be focused on nuts and bolts workshops to build leadership and the tools needed to grow the worker co-op movement.

Western Worker Cooperative Convening: San Francisco, California
July 20th, 2019
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM

The Women’s Building
3543 18th Street #8,
San Francisco, CA 94110

Registration

 

 

Registration is open

Full-price registration for the day-long convening is $125, and includes lunch.

Please register by July 17th so that we are able to coordinate logistics for the day. We are not able to guarantee food, childcare, or interpretation requests made after 8:00AM on July 17th.

Member Discounts

MEMBERS receive a $50 discount off the listed registration rate.

To access this discount, your cooperative or organization must be a dues-paying member of a national worker cooperative membership organization such as (for example) the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives.

To access the member discount promo Code: Email membership@usworker.coop with 'Member Convening Discount Code Request' in the subject line and include the name of the national membership organization you're a member of. We will respond within 2 business days.

Not a member? Join the USFWC today! Email membership@usworker.coop if you have any questions about membership.

https://usworker.coop/join/

Volunteer

 

 

Would you like to volunteer at the Western Worker Cooperative Convening in Olympia, or work for a small registration discount? Please fill out this form by July 14, 2019.

Schedule

 

 

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Registration & Coffee
9:30 AM - 11:30 PM Making Open Book Management Real: Finding your Critical Number
Facilitate for Freedom: A training in Anti-Oppresion Facilitation
11:30 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch (Provided)
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM From a good job to financial security: innovations in asset building in worker coops
Organizing Ourselves to Get Things Done: An Introduction to Sociocracy
Prospera Fellowship: The Burdens and Gifts of Latina Women in the Co-op World
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM What We Talk About When We Talk About Budgets & Plans
Transforming Conflict Across Difference
Building the Team You Want
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM The One Page Business Plan: Keeping it simple with the business model canvas
Engaging your Co-op Members
3 Important Questions to Start Developing your Cooperative
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Community Happy Hour

Presenters

 

 

Ana Castaño (Prospera Community Development)

Anahi Rojas (Professional Eco Cleaning)

Brisia Rodríguez (Home Green Home)

Claudia Arroyo (Prospera Community Development)

Daniel Arrañaga (US Federation of Worker Cooperatives)

Esteban Kelly (US Federation of Worker Cooperatives)

Hilary Abell (Project Equity)

Jay Tzvia Helfand (White Noise Collective)

Kate Barut (US Federation of Worker Cooperatives)

Kirk Vartan (A Slice of New York)

Laura Smoot (US Federation of Worker Cooperatives)

Leslie Leyba (Rainbow Grocery)

Miguel Gavaldón

Nicole Wires (White Noise Collective)

Rebecca Bauen (Democracy at Work Institute)

Sarah Vegas (Niles Pie)

Sheela Mierson (The Sociocracy Consulting Group)

Logistics

 

Housing: We are not organizing housing for the convening, however there are many nearby hotel options.

Food: Lunch will be provided for all participants.

Transportation: To get to the Women's Building, you can: take BART to the 16th Street Station; take Muni bus lines 14, 22, 26, 33, 49, or the J Church; or park using metered or non-metered street parking, in the Mission/Bartlett Garage, or in the 16th St/Hoff Garage.

Childcare: Childcare will be provided; please indicate whether you need childcare when registering, and email conference@usworker.coop with questions. 

Interpretation: English/Spanish interpretation will be provided throughout the day for one workshop session at a time- as well as during lunch, and. Email email membership@usworker.coop with questions.

Please register by July 17th so that we are able to coordinate logistics for the day. We are not able to guarantee food, childcare, or interpretation requests made after 8:00AM on July 17th.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions about the event, email conference@usworker.coop. Thanks!