As CooperationWorks continues to revamp their co-op developer training program, CW will be partnering with USDA to offer a webinar on steps to starting a new cooperative.
Are you interested in helping organize cooperatives? Not sure how to get started? Looking for a guide on what to do and in what order? Join Margaret Bau, Cooperative Development Specialist with the USDA Rural Development, to learn the steps to organizing a co-op. We will examine the steps from the perspective of a start-up co-op business initiated by a community group. Next we will discuss how the organizing process differs for a co-op incubated by a sponsoring organization. Finally we will outline the steps of converting an existing business to cooperative ownership. This free USDA webinar is presented in partnership with Cooperation Works, the national association of co-op development centers and professionals. The intended audience includes newly hired staff of co-op development centers and those engaged in community economic development.
Steps to Starting a Cooperative
When: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST
If using a phone: Dial: (303) 248-0285; conference ID: 20240324
If possible, please use your computer’s audio and “chat” feature instead of phone lines.