Session materials from "Big Co-op Issues (roundtable)," which was led by Jake Pietsch (College Houses) Alex Green (NASCO Board and Inter-Cooperative Council - Ann Arbor) at NASCO Institute 2014. Separate sessions were held for members and staff of large co-ops.
Big co-ops face unique issues. Can we look to other big co-ops for help? This workshop is designed to create conversations between the leadership of larger cooperatives to address common board-level challenges while also building a stronger cooperative network. We will meet co-op leaders from around the country, learn about our peer organizations, and have focus groups in which participants brainstorm problem-solving suggestions for their neighbors. We hope to start conversations - and build organizational relationships - that continue through both Institute and years to come.