WORKING WITHOUT BOSSES AND LIVING WITHOUT LANDLORDS

 
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 15/10/2013 - 17/10/2013
All Day

Location
Nottingham

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New to co-ops but want to find out more?
Already in a co-op and up for sharing your experiences and gaining new
skills?
Then this event is for you!

A weekend of free workshops about workers’ and housing co-ops

Fri 15th – Sun 17th Nov, in venues around Forest Fields, Nottingham
Open to people from Nottingham and further afield.

http://www.radicalroutes.org.uk/co-operate

What’s it about?
Workers’ co-ops are a way of taking control of our work places – no
bosses, no shareholders, just a group of people working together to make a
decent wage in a satisfying way. Housing co-ops are a way of providing
yourselves with decent housing, without being messed around by a landlord.

With this weekend we want to promote co-ops as an alternative way of
working and living. It’s a chance for people new to co-ops to find out
more and for people already in co-ops to meet and share experiences and
skills. Organised by Radical Routes, a network of co-ops and Seeds for
Change, a workers’ co-op providing training and resources for co-ops.

PROGRAMME
A varied programme of free workshops run by people in co-ops. You’re
welcome to come to just one or two of these workshops or to all of them.
Refreshments and lunch for a small donation.

More details: http://www.radicalroutes.org.uk/co-operate

WORKSHOPS

*  Basic financial literacy for people in co-ops

* How to set up a workers’ co-operative.

* What is a co-op? Co-operative working and living – is it for you?

* How not to set up a co-op: an opportunity to learn from others’
mistakes and avoid common pitfalls.

* How to manage without a manager. What is collective management? How do
you make it work in a workers’ co-op? From dealing with day to day and
long-term decisions, recruitment, staff issues to conflict resolution
and legal obligations as an employer.

* Publicising your workers’ co-op: the practicalities and politics of
advertising.

* Consensus decision-making.

* Facilitating effective meetings.

* Co-ops and compromise: sticking to your principles whilst staying afloat.

STALLS AND ONE-TO-ONE SURGERIES
On Sun 17th Nov on top of lots of workshops we’ve got a whole day of
stalls from co-ops as well as one-to-one surgeries to get advice for your
particular co-op (including: sources of finance, collective management,
business planning and legal stuff). Plus time for meeting and networking
with people in co-ops.

Please tell us if you are coming and to which workshops as spaces are
limited.

RSVP to tradingcoops@radicalroutes.org.uk or call 01524 840028. Once
you’ve told us you are coming we will send you detailed travel directions
to the venues.

 
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