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#22 Education, Training and Information

“It is said that co-operation is an economic movement that utilizes educational activities, but it can also be said that co-operation is an educational movement that utilizes economic activities.“–Don José María Arizmendiarreta
A fun exercise, well maybe interesting more than “fun”, … Continue reading

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#2 Identity: Definition of a Co-operative

The definition of a cooperative is “A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.”
Of course, this is the “social” definition determined … Continue reading

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Democracy–practice makes perfect?

It is election season for a couple of cooperatives that have me as a member*. One is a worker coop and one is a consumer coop. In both, the main aspect of democracy is voting for the board of directors. … Continue reading

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Green Worker Coops Academy News

In my last post, I was remiss in failing to highlight  the efforts being made to bridge the education gap in the United States. In addition to the Peer Technical Assistance Network through the US Federation’s Democracy at Work Institute … Continue reading

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Education and the Co-operative World

This post is from November 1, 2007 shortly after my return from a 10 day trip to Mondragon Co-operative.
The bedrock upon which the foundation of Mondragon sits is Education. This was the beginning revolutionary act of José María Arizmendiarreta. He … Continue reading

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Management Training in a Worker Cooperative

The day began early as we jumped on the bus to head off to Mondragon’s Otalora Management Training Institute for a full day of discussion about the methodology of training Mondragon’s managers, how Mondragon uses its system to help and … Continue reading

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