This event is hosted by TRIPOD Training, SHRUB and Europeean Youth for Action.
Are you curious about cooperatives? Ever wondered what it might be like not to have a boss at work or to live communally with others who share your values? Already live in a housing cooperative or work in a workers' cooperative? Are you involved in a members' coop like The Shrub?
Whether you're new to coops or deeply involved in one already, this free training is for you! A cooperative is a group of people that gets together to organise collectively for mutual benefit. Working, living or organising in a coop can be a very powerful way to resist exploitation and build alternatives. Using inclusive and empowering processes, we can b...uild effective and sustainable cooperation and take back control of our lives.
In this training you will:
* Consider how cooperative organising can be a living example of social justice in action;
* Reflect on key challenges that arise within cooperatives and what we can do about them;
* Practice key skills for effective collaboration in groups.
Whether your co-op is yet to take shape or you have been collaborating for a while, this workshop will help you to build healthy group cultures so that your cooperatives can thrive.
As places for this workshop are limited we ask that you attend the full workshop from 1pm — 5pm. Please arrive at 12.50pm so that we can start promptly.
We work hard to make our workshops as inclusive as possible. Please get in touch if you have any access needs by sending an email to [email protected]
with Cooperation At Work in the subject line.
We are pleased as punch to be one of several small workers' cooperatives active in Edinburgh. We love being our own bosses, collaborating with each other and cooperating with other groups to build social and environmental justice. Tripod strengthens and nurtures movements for social and environmental justice, while cross-pollinating learning for strategic and sustainable action.
We run training and movement specific programmes in essential campaigning and organising skills, facilitate strategic and developmental meetings, mediate conflicts and offer long-term consultation to help movements plan, navigate challenges and build resilience.
EYFA is a European network of individuals, grassroots organisations and collectives working to transform communities in their approach to environmental, social, political and economic positions. EYFA’s main aim is to encourage young people’s initiative and autonomy. EYFA provides a platform and practical support for new ideas to grow into their full potential. eyfa.org/