Events & Trainings

 
Local events, webinars, national conferences - below is a compiled list of worker cooperative related events happening across the country.  To publicize an event, please send details to info [at] usworker.coop with the subject line: "Event Listing'

UPCOMING EVENTS

'Startup Worker Co-op Roadmap' - Free Monthly Webinar 
Co-Hosted by USFWC & Democracy at Work Institute
March 4,2016 (1st Friday, 12pm pst / 3pm est) 
Online Webinar 

Cooperative Board Leadership Trainings & Cooperative Cafes 
Hosted by CDS Consulting
January - March, 2016
Multiple Locations (TX, NM, NM, MN, CA, NC, WI, OR)

Next System Teachins 
March - May (many events happening April 22, 2016)
Multiple Locations

Bringing It Home: Building a Local Economy for Everyone
March 15, 2016
Asheville, NC

North America Social Solidarity Economy Forum (NASSE Forum) 
April 8 - 10, 2016
Detroit, MI 

Workers to Owners: 1-Day Seminar  
Hosted by the Democracy at Work Institute
April 11, 2016
Minneapolis, MN

Employee Ownership Conference 
Hosted by National Center for Employee Ownership
April 12 - 14
Minneapolis, MN 

California Cooperative Conference 2016 
Hosted by California Cooperative Development Center
April 29 - 30, 2016
Sacramento, CA 

3rd Annual Principle 6 Conference
Hosted by Cooperative Maine 
April 30 (snow date May 1) 
Augusta, ME 

NCBA Conference & 'Hike the Hill' Coop Lobby Day 
Induction Ceremony for Jessica Gordon Nembard and other cooperative heros. 
May 2-4, 2016 
Washington DC

Cooperative Hall of Fame  
Induction Ceremony for Jessica Gordon Nembard and other cooperative heros. 
May 4, 2016
Washington DC

Visit Mondragon, Spain
Hosted by Peace Praxis Institute 
Trip Dates: May 22 - 28, 2016

CCMA 2016 (Consumer Cooperative Management Association)
Hosted by National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA)
June 9 - 11, 2016
Western MA 

Vermont Employee Ownership Conference
Hostd By VEOC
June 2016
Burlington, VT

CommonBound 2016 
Hosted by New Economy Coalition
July 8 - 10, 2016
Buffalo, NY 

2016 Worker Cooperative National Conference 
Co-Hosted by the USFWC & Democracy at Work Institute
July 29 - 31, 2016

Home Care Worker Cooperative Conference
Hosted by the Cooperative Development Foundation
Septmber 12 - 14, 2016
Dulles, VA 
Scholarships available. For more information about the conference, contact Leslie Mead, lmead [at] cdf.coop 

Cooperative Professionals Conference
Hosted by National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA) 
Target audience: Lawyers, accountants, and other professional service providers 
Septmber 19 - 21, 2016
Miami, FL

 

 

PAST EVENTS:

Austin Coop Summit
Hosted by the Austin Coop Business Association
April 11 - 12, 2015
Austin, TX

NCEO Employee Ownership Conference
Hosted by National Center for Employee Ownership
Special Focus: Transitioning to Worker Ownership
April 21 - 23, 2015
Denver, CO

Principle 6 Conference
Hosted by Cooperative Maine
April 25, 2015
Augusta, ME

California Cooperative Conference 2015
Hosted by the California Center for Cooperative Development
May 1 - 2, 2015
Sacramento, CA

NYC Worker Cooperative Conference 
Hosted by the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives
May 2, 2015
Brooklyn, NY 

NCBA Annual Meeting & Cooperatives Conference
Hosted by National Cooperative Business Association
May 4 - 8, 2015

Washington, DC

13th Annual BALLE Conference
Hosted by BALLE (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies)
Special Focus: Shared Ownership
June 10 - 12, 2015
Phoeniz, AZ

Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy
Hosted by ECWD, a USFWC Federation Partner
July 10 - 12, 2015
Worcester MA
*USFWC will host a member gathering at the ECWD on Saturday, July 11*

Annual ACE Institute 
Hosted by the Association of Cooperative Educators
July 12 - 15, 2015
Amherst, MA

Western Worker Cooperative Conference (new website: www.wwcc.coop)
Hosted by WWCC, a USFWC Federation Partner
Sept 20 - 22, 2015
Berkeley, CA
*USFWC will host annual Member Meeting at WWCC on Monday, Sept 21*

NASCO Institute
Hosted by NASCO (North American Student of Cooperation) 
Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2015
Ann Arbor, MI 

Cooperative Professionals Conference
Hosted by National Cooperative Business Association
Target Audience: Lawyers, accountants, and other professional service providers who support cooperatives
Nov 9 - 11, 2015
Minneapolis, MN 

ICA Global Conference and General Assembly
Hosted by International Co-operative Alliance
Nov 10 - 13, 2015
Antalya, Turkey 

Union Coop Symposium
Hosted by Cincinnati Union Coop Initiative & 1Worker1Vote
Nov 13 - 14, 2015
Cincinnati, OH 

Platform Cooperativism
Nov 13 - 14, 2015
New York City  

Solidarity Economics: Worker Co-ops
Hosted by the Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Professional Studies
December 4, 2015
New York, New York 

CoopEcon Nashville 
Hosted by the Southern Grassroots Economies Project
December 5, 2015
Nashville, TN 

New Worker-Owner Orientation: Effective Communication (online webinar - English)
Orientacion para Nuev@s Soci@s: Comunicación efectiva (talleres por internet - en Espanol) 
Co-Hosted by USFWC & Democracy at Work Institute
English: December 8, 2015
En Espanol: 10 de diciembre

New Worker-Owner Orientation: Worker Cooperative History & Values (online webinar - English)
Orientacion para Nuev@s Soci@s: Historia y valores de las cooperativas de trabajador@s (talleres por internet - en Espanol) 
Co-Hosted by USFWC & Democracy at Work Institute
English: January 12, 2016
En Espanol: 14 de enero

Human Resources for Worker Coops: Peer Accountability & Evaluations (online webinar) 
Co-Hosted by USFWC & Democracy at Work Institute
December 17, 2015
Online Webinar

Film Screening & Discussion: Can We Do It Ourselves? 
Co-Hosted by NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives and filmmaker Patrik Witkowsky, with special guests David Ellerman & Chris Mackin 
January 12, 2016 - 6:30pm 
Anthology Fi lm Archives - New York, NY

Steps to Starting a Cooperative (free online webinar) 
Co-Hosted by Cooperation Works! and USDA
January 20, 2016 ~ 11am pst / 2pm est 

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/521304124719083/
Register: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=t4fs0gilj8tf
(Note - this is not worker coop specific, but a great suppliment to 'Starting a Worker Coop' webinar on 2/4/2016)

Worker Co-op Academy Spring 2016 - Apply Today! 
Offered by Green Worker Cooperatives 
Application Deadline: Jan 22, 2016 
New York City

Cooperativism, Small Business & Technology
Hosted by My City Market
January 24, 2016
Oakland, CA 

Worker Cooperative Development Fundamentals - YearLong Training Program *APPLY by 1/31/2016*
*new incarnation of the DAWN Peer Advisor training program*
Presented by the
 Democracy at Work Institute
Deadline to apply Jan 31, 2016 - Program runs through end of 2016 

Cultivating Co-operative Roots
Hosted by the Northwest Cooperative Development Center
February 5 -7, 2016
Spokane, WA 

Human Resources for Worker Coops: Creating a Personnel Handbook (online webinar) 
Co-Hosted by USFWC & Democracy at Work Institute
February 17, 2016
Online Webinar