Co-op Cafe

Co-op Cafe

Feb 29 | Sacramento, California

Thrive during times of change -- Cooperative Resilience! Join Us at a Newly Redesigned Co-op Cafe! This is a great year to rediscover the Cafe, or come for the very first time. Under our broad theme of Cooperative Resilience, this lively and interactive session will empower participants to better recognize, navigate, and communicate about complexity, both at their organizations and in the cooperative sector. Together, we will explore what it takes to be ready to help our organizations thrive during times of change. In our dynamic markets, change is inevitable — and let’s face it, change is stressful. There’s incremental change, from labor efficiencies to pricing, and then there’s disruptive change, such as unforeseen cultural dialogue. At the 2020 Co-op Cafe series, we will work together to understand, analyze, and support cooperative resilience thinking. Join us to understand how to not just survive change, but to thrive in it, prospering from your bottom line to your community stewardship.
  • Fresh & Fun: We’ve freshened up the format and added new activities for a fun and engaging day for anyone from the co-op—management and staff, board, or anyone else who cares about your organization’s success.
  • Participant-driven Agenda: Drawing upon the collective wisdom and insights of the group, we’ll have time to workshop questions and topics brought forward by people in the room, with a focus on the issues and challenges that really matter to you.
  • Nourishing (Cooperative!) Community: Come on your own or bring a crew from your home co-op. Regardless, you’ll spend the day with thoughtful, engaged, kindly folks who are all committed to building (cooperative) community.
This series of regional events is produced by Columinate and sponsored by National Co+op Grocers (NCG), with additional support from National Cooperative Bank (NCB). Support makes it possible for cooperators, whatever their role or position, to come together with other cooperators to participate in a day of strategic conversation.

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