Member Education & Training

Workshop Kit: "Communication, Conflict, and Living Cooperatively"

This workshop kit includes the facilitator's guide which provides a step by step breakdown of how to deliver this workshop which is the place to start. Handouts and activity sheets are also included here. People are encouraged to use the material as-is or adapt it as needed for their particular coop.

Workshop Kit: "Dismantling Rape Culture"

This workshop kit includes the facilitator's guide which provides a step by step breakdown of how to deliver this workshop which is the place to start. Handouts, presentations, articles and activity sheets are also included here. People are encouraged to use the material as-is or adapt it as needed for their particular coop.

Workshop Kit: "Creating and Cultivating Inclusive Spaces (anti-oppression)"

This workshop kit includes the facilitator's guide which provides a step by step breakdown of how to deliver this workshop which is the place to start. Handouts and activity sheets are also included here. People are encouraged to use the material as-is or adapt it as needed for their particular coop.

Workshop Kit: "Cooperative Movement"

This workshop kit includes the facilitator's guide which provides a step by step breakdown of how to deliver this workshop which is the place to start. Handouts are also included here. People are encouraged to use the material as-is or adapt it as needed for their particular coop.

Vibes Activity Facilitator's Guide

This activity book is a resource for co-ops to grab activities to be used to build relationships, healthy communication, better self-care and other positive vibes for their co-ops. The book is intended as a facilitator's guide of sorts that allows the meeting chairperson to select activities to use either at regular meetings or for special meetings or activities.

Board Roles & Responsibilities - Director Duties - Video

Co-ops, like many non-profits, often have their board members come from a layperson background.  While we typically use this as a strength, allowing for ordinary people to become involved and gain skills through service to their community, there are certain duties which are nearly universally required of board members.  Fortunately, these duties are common-sense enough that they are approachable by anyone.

Kwunsensus Meeting Process (Modified Consensus)

The Inter Cooperative Council at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor uses a modified consensus process, called "Kwunsensus," for their board decision making. This process was created by and named after an ICC member. This document is an excerpt from the ICC standing rules, which includes an overview of the process, a table to guide with decision making, and a process flowchart.

All 4 Each: Co-ops in the Classroom

 
The Ontario Co-operative Association has successfully re-introduced education about co-operatives into classrooms in a unique and fun way.