The Democracy at Work Network (DAWN) is a network of certified peer advisors, all with strong social and professional ties, who cooperate in training themselves and providing technical assistance services to worker cooperatives. Our goals are to:
- Meet the demand for technical assistance and development advice with high-quality services
- Increase worker cooperative technical assistance capacity from inside the movement
Worker cooperatives, like all small businesses, require professional services to support the creation and functioning of their business. Due to the specialized nature of worker ownership, they also require specialized assistance in setting up financial, governance, operations, and decision-making structures, as well as training in democratic management.Visit www.dawn.coop to learn more about the services provided.
** Train to become a certified DAWN Peer Advisor**
Worker-owners/members are highly encouraged to participate in the 1-year Development Fundamentals training program offered by the Democracy at Work Institute. The 2016 cohort started in January. Applications for the 2017 cohort will be available in Fall 2017. Learn more about the training program.