Worker Owned Academy (SBDC Workshop Series)

The Cooperation Humboldt / North Coast SBDC Worker Ownership Program is committed to supporting existing co-ops and incubating new co-ops. We offer the Worker Owned Academy below as the foundation for deep-dive coaching and support for your team as you work together to create or convert to a worker-owned enterprise.

When you’re done you’ll understand some of the basics and know whether you want to move forward… and then the REAL work will begin!

Orientation: Learn more first at the Introduction to Worker Ownership free orientation at 6 pm on May 4th.

Dates: Worker Owned Academy takes place over six sessions: Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm on May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 15, June 22.

Cost: $60 for the Academy. Income based scholarships available. Please complete this voluntary, confidential income self-certification form and send to Rowan Seaman at [email protected]. We will let you know asap if you qualify.

Method: All sessions will be virtual, using Zoom. You will need a computer, good internet speed, a microphone and speaker.

Approach: This program follows a “reverse classroom” approach. Everyone will receive access to a Google Classroom with learning content they can absorb outside of sessions. The sessions themselves will be interactive and practice-focused. Participants get the most out of this Academy if they do the “homework” beforehand and schedule private coaching sessions for their worker-owner team during and/or after the program.


May 04 2021 - Jun 22 2021


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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North Coast Small Business Development Center
[email protected]