‘Collecting Ourselves’ is comprised of 9 full workshops encompassing up to 16 hours of cooperative entrepreneurship training.
This curriculum can serve as content for a semester class in university, be used in regular community study groups, or be fodder for a retreat-style academy. It was developed for youth (teens to 30s), but is modular and adaptable for most age groups (as well as for identities, experiences, etc).
‘Collecting Ourselves – A Cooperative Entrepreneurship Curriculum’ walks participants through:
- an examination of the philosophy and practice of cooperation
- the meaning of “development” and “entrepreneurship” in their lives
- the steps required in starting a project in cooperative entrepreneurship
- an exploration of two of the most important steps – organizing people into a Steering Committee, and creating a Business Plan.
Authored by Emily M Lippold Cheney, as part of the Kris Olsen Traveling Cooperative Institute (TCI) and as part of the Northcountry Cooperative Foundation‘s suite of programming. See what they are up to here.