Resource Library

The Democracy at Work Institute is building a comprehensive Resource Library that will include a wide range of materials, including academic papers, start-up toolkits, curriculum samples, actual documents from existing worker cooperatives, and more. The topic list below provides a map of the resources that will be available. We are also continuing to publish additional resources on a daily basis.

You can search by topic, resource type or keyword below; you can also used our Advanced Search for more extensive search options.

Search results will include matches for any of the topics or resource types you select here.

Recently Added Resources

New Member Orientation Templates

Year: 
2016
New members need basic training in how to own and operate their business cooperatively, but many workplaces don't have a standard curriculum or time to invent one from scratch.  DAWI has created a set of templates to lay the groundwork for orienting new members.  These templates can be used as-is for a general orientation, adapted by workplaces and developers to meet specific needs, or tailored by DAWI upon request.   The topics are

A Learning and Training Tool for Understanding Worker Cooperative Finances

Author(s): 
Lynn Pitman, Tyler Quist, and Anne Reynolds
Year: 
2015

This learning and training tool has been developed for member education and board training about basic worker cooperative finance. It consists of a document and a set of linked spreadsheets that allow users to explore the relationship between the primary financial statements that are used for business reporting and decision-making.

Conflict Resolution

Author(s): 
Esteban Kelly
Year: 
2015

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