Follow up to the permaculture course I posted yesterday, I found this on the same platform:

Governance in Co-operatives
Jan 21 - Mar 12, 2019

It starts tomorrow an requires a commitment of 3hr/week
This might be of interest to a lot of people around here.

I am considering signing up, if you want study partners, get in touch in the mentions 👇

Extra info from the page (1/2)

By the end of this course students should be able to:

Define “governance” as it applies to running an organization.
Explain the differences in governance structure between co-operatives and investor-owned businesses.
Identify the causes of failure in “working together” (strategic interdependencies) in co-operative organizations.
Identify the causes of failure in creating “a view of the future” (cognition) in co-operative organizations.
Identify the causes of failure in building legitimacy in co-operative organizations.
Apply the model of co-operative governance to real world case studies of co-operative organizations.

Extra info from the page (2/2)

Prerequisite: The only prerequisite is an interest in the governance of co-operatives and non-profits. While the course will cover a wide range of theories in governance, economics, and psychology, all of these topics will be explained in simple, accessible language.

Target Audience: Anyone who is interested in governance, co-operatives and social economy organizations, or is on a board of directors.

@chupacabra heya! I just signed up and was wondering if you'd be cool being a study partner? I have a discord, if that might be better for talking regularly?

@saltqueer Great, I don't really use discord, but I can give it a try if it is what everyone is using.

Let's see how many people we have and organize something that suits everyone.

@chupacabra love it. I own a house that I want to trend more communal. Figuring out if/how to transition it to an actual coop is of interest to me.

@abrahms As far as I know you only have to give an email address to sign up, I can't vouch for the quality of the course (especially since it doesn't have reviews) but I will be taking it. And apparently a few folks for SBC will too, so we can try figuring out some sort of loose study group once the class starts.

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