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Introduction to Cooperative Enterprise 101
with Rachel Lyn Rumson
Sensing that something has to shift to allow an economic transformation? Curious about cooperatives models of business? Cooperative models have been around for a long times but they are also a key to future job creation and the emerging economy. In this two day course, you will learn about the history of cooperatives, new economy approaches to cooperatives, different forms cooperatives take, and some of the group leadership skills needed for them. We will explore the international guiding principles of cooperatives, discover some large scale real-world examples and some small business ones too. Your questions are welcome and your ideas for cooperative projects as well. Coffee and tea provided. Indoor picnic lunch each day. Please bring a potluck dish to share.