Keep the conversation going about worker cooperatives with the Own the Change education kit. Own the Change is a 22-minute documentary on how to start a worker co-op, which we co-created with The Laura Flanders show. You can watch it on our website for free!
Previously, this kit used to be offered as two separate education guides, sold for a total of $30. They are now both bundled together for only $15! Below is what comes in this education guide. This is an entirely digital resource, and it will be delivered to you via e-mail. You may as make as many copies of any of the components as you wish.
Own the Change Educational Kit #1: Introduction to Worker Co-ops includes the following -
- Own the Change Discussion Guide
A how-to for hosting a discussion about Own the Change, complete with prompts and ideas to get you started.
- Worker Co-op Walkaround Activity
An engaging, participatory way to get a group thinking about what a worker cooperative could look like in your community
- How to Interview A Cooperator
Practical tips for finding worker-owners and questions to ask yourself about how to structure your organization
- Co-op Readiness Activity
Is your co-op idea ready for action? Evaluate using this rubric and find out!
- Co-op Resource Mapping Activity
Who can you turn to in your community to get started and stay successful? Map it out and find supporters using this group activity.
Own the Change Educational Kit #2: Building Democratic Foundations includes the following -
- Workflow and Organizational Planning Chart and Activity
Visually explore what it takes to run your group, identify who does what, when they do, and how long it will take
- Bylaws Development Workshop
Add more structural clarity to your organizational guidelines, especially if you're just starting out or revising your core documents
- Healthy Infrastructure Workshop
Assess what makes a healthy co-op and cooperator, create conflict resolution systems, and mitigate conflict
- Conflict Resolution Workshop/Activity
Build structure to resolve or avoid conflict, or address specific issues and come to a shared understanding