Cooperatives: Part 2, Working Together in the Real World

In this session we’ll talk about what workplace democracy looks like. We’ll learn about different governance and management systems utilized by successful worker cooperatives, and how decisions are made efficiently so the business can thrive and compete.

Who Should Should
Entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to learn the basics of how to start workers owned businesses.

Cost: FREE Available only in English

Topics Covered:
What defines a democratic business model
The difference between governance and management
The different types of organizational models utilized by successful worker coops

Ashley Ortiz is an entrepreneurial business support specialist with a passion for employee ownership and an equitable economy. She has extensive experience as a technical advisor, business owner, and educator in the cooperative, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors. Ashley was the Cooperative Developer & Technical Advisor at Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives, and was an advisor and educator for The L.A. Co-op Lab. Ashley has a BA in Psychology and an MA is Urban Sustainability from Antioch University. Ashley joins West from Boulder, CO, where she currently works at Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center as their Statewide Technical Assistance Specialist.

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May 14 2021


11:00 am - 12:00 pm