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Striking the Balance for Co-op Success

By Mark Goehring, Rebecca Torpie March-April 2017 A truly successful co-op is one that not only runs a stellar store and keeps the books in the [...]

Co-op Impact! Co-op Participation! Frame Up

Mark Goehring frames up the day for the 2017 series of Cooperative Cafes.  This years theme is Co-op Impact! Co-op Participation!  If you've never been [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Categories: Cooperative Cafe|

Exploration of 2017 Themes II

We invite your participation in an exploration of the following themes for 2017.  Each of these themes connects to the Four Pillars of Cooperative Governance. Exploration [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|Categories: Online Events|Tags: |

Exploration of 2017 Themes I

We invite your participation in an exploration of the following themes for 2017.  Each of these themes connects to the Four Pillars of Cooperative Governance. Exploration [...]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Online Events|Tags: , |

    Making the most of CBLD II

    First up will be a short series, on making the most of the CBLD program. This series will both share examples of how to achieve [...]

    Making the Most of CBLD I

    First up will be a short series, on making the most of the CBLD program. This series will both share examples of how to achieve [...]

    What is Board Holism or Speaking with One Voice?

    When the members elect and delegate the board to act on behalf of all members, the delegation is to the board, not to individual directors. [...]

    By |October 5th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Connections, Featured, Teaming|Tags: |

    260 People Explore Embracing Change with Courageous Leadership

    When we describe what the Co-op Cafe is, sometimes we start with what it isn’t…it’s not a training or a workshop and it’s not just [...]

    Hunker Down vs. Double Down

    Mark Goehring, Board Leadership Consultant for CDS Consulting Co-op has some ideas to share about the idea of having a favorable leadership position. His "Hunker [...]

    Video Field Guide: Tips for Facilitating Board Meetings

    Michael Healy and Mark Goehring are shooting the breeze in this casual (and short) video recording featuring some great pointers for boards and meeting facilitators [...]

    Video Field Guide: The Always Appoint Principle

    Own, Use, Serve, and Belong: A new paradigm for participation

    By Mark Goehring, Leslie Watson 174 September-October 2014 The Participation framework—Own, Use, Serve, and Belong—has been the focus of presentations and conversations by hundreds of [...]

    Minimizing the Risk of Fraud

    By Thane Joyal, Mark Goehring 173 July - August 2014 Loss prevention is a key piece of the retail grocery business. Co-op managers are aware [...]

    Your Best Meeting Ever

    Participation: Own, Use, Serve, Belong

    Mark Goehring sets up the new Own, Use, Serve, Belong framework. Against the backdrop of the Co-operative decade Mark underscores the importance and the significance [...]

    Using EL monitoring reports as the basis of a strategic conversation

    This process is a variation of the one described in the “Boards Acting on Ends Reports” Field Guide. Not all limitations monitoring reports will warrant [...]

    Maintaining the Governance Position in Grievance Procedures

    How can the board express its values regarding staff treatment, and hold management accountable and be accountable to the member owners without getting directly involved [...]

    GM Report Support 01: Ends Panel Discussion

    Panelists: Clem Nilan, Onion River/City Market, Burlington VT Glenn Bergman, Weavers Way, Philadelphia Tim Bartlett, Lexington Co-op, Buffalo Kari Bradley, Hunger Mountain, Montpelier, VT Lori [...]

    The Board’s Role in Expansion

    Boards and Strategic Thinking