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Do you have meetings that take too long and accomplish too little? You're not alone and your situation is not hopeless! Get some tips and tools to create and execute meetings that’ll actually help you get stuff done. And you might end up actually enjoying meetings! Everything you need: preparation... Learn more
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To open your cooperative you must first create a roadmap to success. Key to the roadmap is utilizing the Four Cornerstones in Three Stages development model for startup food co-ops. In Part 1 Don Moffitt of CDS Consulting Co-op will discuss timelines and four ways to consider the feasibility of the... Learn more
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Governance of our cooperatives requires a system that clearly defines outcomes, roles and limits while also providing room for creativity, flexibility and innovation. Policy Governance is a system that does that and it has worked well for many co-ops and other mission-driven organizations. In this... Learn more
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Hiring a General Manager (GM) is one of the most critical decisions that a board of directors will ever get to make. Running an effective hiring process is far more than asking the right interview questions. We’ll dive into what all the stages of the process are, what decisions the board needs to... Learn more
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This is the moment you’ve been waiting for - the GM is hired and has arrived on the job, it’s time for the handoff! There are few more exciting moments in the development of your co-op . . . and few more critical. The transition of a big, complicated project from the board’s hands to the GM in the... Learn more
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From stage 1 to stage 2 to stage 3, the board of directors of a startup food co-op has to be prepared for many changes in their role. Your responsibilities in stage 1 are quite different from your responsibilities when the doors are about to open and your GM is on-site, how do you prepare? When a... Learn more
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Knee-jerk reactions! Cowering! Over the top appeasement! Emotional decision making! These are just some of the natural, human reactions to unexpected strife and bad news. As the board of a startup food co-op, there’s a good chance that you won’t get all the way to doors open without some surprises... Learn more
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Building on our work from Part 1, we’ll take an in-depth look at developing checklists, managing the start-up budget and outlining an approach to assess and address the critical issues with which your co-op is dealing. Don Moffitt of CDS Consulting Co-op leads this session which includes small-... Learn more
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Building on our work from Part 1, we’ll take an in-depth look at developing checklists, managing the start-up budget and outlining an approach to assess and address the critical issues with which your co-op is dealing. Don Moffitt of CDS Consulting Co-op leads this session which includes small-... Learn more
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