Promoting Shared Wisdom Through Cooperative Connections

This webinar series serves to meet cooperators and partners where they are at by prioritizing community health and wellness while delivering interactive educational experiences relevant to co-ops' most pressing needs. Similar to the California Co-op Conference, the webinar series caters to varying experience levels and is relevant to a multitude of co-ops, including consumer, worker, housing and others. Webinars are offered free of charge.

Schedule

Presentation (Click for more info) Presenter Date
You Did (Or Didn’t) Get a PPP Loan - Now What? Moss Adams and Morrison & Company Monday, May 18; 3:00 - 4:00pm PST
Cooperative Communication & Decision Making during Disrupted & Distant Collaboration - Part 1: Communication* Kate “Sassy” Sassoon Wednesday, May 20; 11:00am - 12:15pm PST
How Cooperatives Fit into Agriculture (hosted by the National Farmers Union) Gianna Banducci Thursday, May 21; 3:00 - 4:00pm PST
Cooperative Communication & Decision Making during Disrupted & Distant Collaboration - Part 2: Decision Making* Kate “Sassy” Sassoon Wednesday, May 27; 11:00am - 12:15pm PST
TBD TBD June-September TBD

(*Note: While these sessions are complementary and it is recommended that you attend both, each is a stand-alone. Additionally, both will be recorded and shared with registrants.)

You Did (Or Didn’t) Get a PPP Loan - Now What?
Presented by Eric Krienert, Moss Adams; K-Deep Dahliwal, Moss Adams; Brent Morrison, Morrison & Company; Shawn Miller, Morrison & Company

Monday, May 18; 3:00 - 4:00pm PST
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The Payment Protection Program (PPP) is going through many changes. Our partners at the consulting firms Moss Adams and Morrison & Company will share about loan forgiveness for PPP recipients, additional sources of cash relief, changes to sick and family leave, and other related employment topics. Content presented will be applicable to co-ops across all sectors. Come prepared with questions or submit them when you register as there will be plenty of time for Q&A.

Cooperative Communication & Decision Making during Disrupted & Distant Collaboration
Presented by Kate “Sassy” Sassoon of Sassy Facilitation

Wednesday, May 20 & Wednesday, May 27; 11:00am - 12:15pm PST
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This two-part webinar training covers the skills and structures that are the foundation of any organization – how to talk with each other and how to decide things together. In this moment of economic upheaval and social distancing, many of our “normal” practices for achieving this collaboration are profoundly disrupted – we can’t sit together in our comfy meeting room with shared snacks or read each other’s body language to help us reach agreement. Through interactive discussions, skill-sharing, and group breakouts, these webinars will teach and model different ways to support – and maybe even improve – your ongoing operations.

How Cooperatives Fit into Agriculture
Hosted by the National Farmers Union and Presented by Gianna Banducci

Thursday, May 21; 3:00 - 4:00pm PST
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From the South to the Midwest to California, agricultural cooperatives are some of the longest standing co-ops in the U.S. As the agricultural industry has evolved over the years, so have the types and functions of co-ops serving the industry. This session will provide a basic introduction to the co-op model and present specific types of co-op structures utilized within the agricultural sector. Case studies highlighting various cooperative entities will be shared in addition to suggestions for how to support your local co-ops.

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