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The Solidarity Co-op Model

Dean DeCrease, Chief Governance Officer at Central Co-op in Seattle, WA, was instrumental in the massive shift that have taken place at his co-op in [...]

Embodying the Strong Courageous Co-op

The Central Co-op in Seattle, WA fancies themselves "The Co-op for the 21st Century".  Rebeccah Maskin, Chair of the board's nominating committee details the courageous [...]

Courageous Leaders, Courageous Women

In her work with the Masters in Management of Cooperatives and Credit Unions program at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Erin Hancock had [...]

By |November 21st, 2016|Categories: Cooperative Cafe, Video|Tags: |

So Our Co-ops Are Mostly White, Now What? Video

On the heels of her wildly popular article of the same name, Jade Barker shares some of her own inspiration for the article, and her [...]

By |November 21st, 2016|Categories: Cooperative Cafe, Video|Tags: , |

Change-Management from the Grass Roots

Megan White, general manager of the Main Market in Spokane, WA, has some insights to share with you about what steps have worked at their [...]

By |November 16th, 2016|Categories: Cooperative Cafe, Video|Tags: |

Renew Commitment, Re-Imagine Ends

Turbulent times in the marketplace start to resemble the peaks and valleys of the desert landscape for one Southwest food co-op. In this succinct and [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|Categories: Cooperative Cafe, Video|Tags: |

Courageous Leadership Today Stronger Co-ops Tomorrow

As Director of Co-op Development for NCG, Dave Olson has a unique perspective on what it'll take for co-ops to survive and thrive in this [...]

The Hero’s Journey of Growth

Delene Porter, the General Manager at Daily Groceries in Athens, GA shares what she calls the Hero's Journey that is the path for the future [...]

    The Path of Courageousness

    General Manager of Three Rivers Market in Knoxville, TN, Jacki Arthur shares with us a parable, as well as her own perspective on what she [...]

    Baking Bread, Building Bonds

    Jon McDonald, Bread Baker and Board Member at Weaver Street Market in North Carolina shares his views on leadership and collaboration through the lenses of [...]

    Focus, Alignment, and Vision Around Ends

    Steve Breckheimer, Board Member at Hendersonville Community Co-op in Hendersonville, NC describes two different versions of what alignment can look like and why alignment is [...]

    Scaling for Success

    River Valley Co-op in Northampton, MA is a jewel among startups with over $25M in annual sales and robust growth. Rochelle Prunty, the GM at [...]

    Leadership Means Learning from Our Mis-Steps

    At Onion River/City Market in Burlington, VT mistakes were made involving staff inclusion. Kyle Larson tells the story from his perspective and highlights the strengths [...]

    Courage Means Taking Risks

    Dan Arnett, the General Manager at Central Co-op in Seattle, WA has proven himself, and his co-op as a visionary force among food co-ops in [...]

    Be The Bamboo

    John Tashiro shares with us some of the "wisdom of the Bamboo". Tashiro, the newly appointed General Manager at Onion River / City Market in [...]

    Stories of Courageous Leaders

    Cooperative Hall of Fame inductee Ann Hoyt tells a tale of three of her top picks for people that displayed courageous leadership in the face [...]

    The Co-op as Thought Leader

    Marketing and branding wizard for dozens of food co-ops and independent natural foods retailers, Nicole Klimek of CDS Consulting Co-op has a unique perspective into [...]

    Guiding the Co-op Towards its Goals

    Ruffin Slater, General Manager at Weaver Street Market in North Carolina has proven himself an innovator among national GMs. In this video Ruffin shares his [...]

    What if…Co-ops Were Courageous Leaders?

    Lizzy Haywood, CEO of the newly expanded People's Food Co-op in LaCrosse and Rochester, asks tough questions and shares her vision for some of the [...]

    What Will Our Co-ops Lead us To?

    Holly Fearing, Board Member at Willy Street Cooperative in Madison, WI breaks down the barriers to being strategic, making hard choices, and being fearless. And [...]