Worker Owned Cooperatives People Skills
REAP is announcing availability of an exciting new series of training offerings just right for a new cooperative just forming or for an adjustment to a current situation in an existing worker owned cooperative. Just imagine having many of the group's enduring or urgent questions answered and problems brought to a halt. The training is offered now as classroom or web based video conferencing, plus a new e-book to be published soon!
Many of these topics are ones people have encountered in cooperative businesses, but really didn't have anyone to turn to except other really busy cooperatives. Now you can set a goal of turning the corner on sticky situations where people didn't know how to handle a tough problem or foresee one coming. Just picture a peaceful discussion among trusted allies inside a cooperative and also with suppliers and the community at large.
Anything can go wrong despite the best of intentions, and this course of 17 modules picks up where other cooperatives training has traditionally left off. Please use existing training on websites developed to help cooperatives, and then see that what REAP has to offer is different than many of the good topics covered by others.
We offer these courses at respective fees to nonprofits who are either dedicated to supporting cooperatives formation (incubators) or nonprofits whose desire it is to give monetary support in the form of grants or loans to cooperative ventures. We also do this for for individual cooperatives just considering a startup, those converting an existing business to a cooperative, and those ready financially to begin and area available for immersive training over more than a week.
REAP has also developing a new set of training courses on Cooperatives Technical Skills, those not covered by other organizations.
Also in the works will be comprehensive training for a set of three coordinated worker cooperatives dedicated to rehabilitating Earth through: