in-person events

Virtual CBL 101 Resource Guide

By |2020-09-14T19:41:37-04:00May 22nd, 2020|

Download the CBL 101 Reader History, Principles, and Values “Cooperative Principles Updated,” by Ann Hoyt, available on p. 14 in the Reader. “Rochdale Pioneers and the Cooperative Principles,” by Brett Fairbairn. From The Meaning of Rochdale: the Rochdale Pioneers and the co-operative principles, (Canada: Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, University of Saskatchewan), 1994. Collective Courage: [...]

Co-op Cafe Philadelphia 2019

By |2019-12-18T18:11:10-05:00October 28th, 2019|

We had a great day of conversation focused on the theme Expand the Vision of “We” in Philadelphia, PA!   16 people including staff, managers and directors from 7 co-ops participated Thank you for contributing during the day – adding your insights, perspectives and quilt squares! If you’d like a full size, 31×80 Co-op Cafe Quilt from this event (it looks great!) please contact Mark Goehring. Here are the videos shown [...]

Co-op Cafe Greenfield 2019

By |2019-12-18T18:10:37-05:00October 22nd, 2019|

We had a great day of conversation focused on the theme Expand the Vision of “We” in Greenfield, MA!  39 people including staff, managers and directors from 13 co-ops participated Thank you for contributing during the day – adding your insights, perspectives and quilt squares! If you’d like a full size, 31×80 Co-op Cafe Quilt from this event (it looks great!) please contact Mark Goehring. Here are the videos shown [...]

Co-op Cafe Madison 2019

By |2019-11-21T20:23:32-05:00October 16th, 2019|

We had a great day of conversation focused on the theme Expand the Vision of “We” in Madison!  12 people including staff, managers and directors from 7 co-ops participated Thank you for contributing during the day – adding your insights, perspectives and quilt squares! If you’d like a full size, 31×80 Co-op Cafe Quilt from this event (it looks great!) please contact Mark Goehring. Here are the videos shown at the [...]

Co-op Cafe Portland 2019

By |2019-11-21T20:23:49-05:00October 16th, 2019|

We had a great day of conversation focused on the theme Expand the Vision of “We” in Portland, OR!  19 people including staff, managers and directors from 6 co-ops participated Thank you for contributing during the day – adding your insights, perspectives and quilt squares! If you’d like a full size, 31×80 Co-op Cafe Quilt from this event (it looks great!) please contact Mark Goehring. Here are the videos shown at [...]

Customers – The Heart of the Co-op

By |2019-09-09T15:12:13-04:00April 10th, 2018|

Essential viewing for any cooperator wanting to stay on top of the latest efforts being made by National Co+op Grocers (NCG) to drive the food co-op sector forward with strength and sustainability.  Dave Olson, Co-op Development Director with NCG, shares the 2018 vision, which focuses on being great grocers, and focusing intently on not just customer service, but the Customer Experience.  Watch at an [...]

Courageous Leadership Today Stronger Co-ops Tomorrow – Fall 2016

By |2016-10-27T13:07:58-04:00October 27th, 2016|

Facing heightening competition and increased pressure from member-owners, what does it mean to lead with courage?  Building off of his wildly popular talk from our last round of Cooperative Cafes, Dave Olson of National C0+op Grocers (NCG) returns with an updated overview of cooperative trends nationwide.  Round 2 includes an added emphasis on what it means to be Courageous Leaders for our co-ops and our communities.

Courageous Leadership Today Stronger Co-ops Tomorrow

By |2019-09-06T23:46:20-04:00March 31st, 2016|

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 'New Normal' of increased competition and slowing sales growth. In this must-watch video Dave drops some hard truths and possibly un-popular ideas in an effort to get co-ops to think hard about such crucial yet sensitive topics as product [...]

The Hero’s Journey of Growth

By |2019-09-06T23:45:16-04:00March 31st, 2016|

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 of her co-op. Shedding parts of their past, acquiring skills and tools for the present and future, Daily Groceries underwent a transformation that truly is courageous.

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