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 black. Such a co-op also makes room for co-op participants—owners, customers, and staff—to play a part in its forward momentum, in a space where they are [...]
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 to a Cooperative Cafe event before this video will give you a good sense of what to expect from the day.
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 of 2017 Themes Part II 11/9/16 - 12pm CT Overview of new approach Building a Strong Board. Explore advanced processes for your co-op to consider [...]
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 of 2017 Themes Part I 11/2/16 - 12pm CT Overview of new approach Build a strong GM/Board relationship. For all co-ops, those with GM transitions [...]
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. This means that the authority lies with the board as a whole, and is expressed by board actions and decisions. In its dealings with its [...]
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 for boards or managers or for this or that kind of staff. It IS a daylong conversation focused on a theme that’s important to our [...]
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 Down versus Double Down" approach really clarifies what it's like to lead from strength and stability as opposed to fear and safety.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]