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.