Planning a regional conference is a significant undertaking that takes planning, delegation, and lots of work. These documents present some ideas that will help you think about how to tackle all the work in an efficient manner. For examples of previous regional conference materials, see the archive of WestCo materials here.
Member Education & Training
Developed by CANBRIDGE - a process collective - (Consensus And Network Building Resolving Impasse and Developing Group Effectiveness)
Table of Contents
1. What this workshop is; what it isn’t
2. What is conflict?
3. Why work on it at all?
4. Why work in the dynamic moment?
This handout is useful for members of cooperative & non-profit boards of directors and includes: Co-op Board Member Job Description; Roles & Responsibilities; Legal Responsibilities of the Board of Directors; Proposal Writing; and Communication Basics.
A useful handout that covers the following areas: What is an ally?; How to be an ally; and Action ideas and tips
Action Camp: Lessons Learned
Table of Contents
Anti-Oppression: Key Words
Fabric of Oppression
Levels and Types of Oppression: Examples
Organizing and Facilitation Tools
Starting a Diversity Committee in Your Co-op
Websites and Collectives
Books, Readings, and Publications
A guide to why consensus is used among co-ops, and how it is effectively used and facilitated.
A handout on ways to counteract gender oppression by being an ally for trans-folk.
A checklist of privileges that apply to people of white/anglo/European descent.
This is a brief descriptions of what a co-op is, as well as the different types of co-ops that exist.
This is the packet that action campers receive prior to Action Camp to ensure a basic understanding of issues being discussed at Action Camp.