Cooperative Events

Co-op_logo_1_copy.pngBelow, find all the events related to SELC's Cooperatives program, as well as the Teach-ins, workshops, and gatherings that SELC and others offer to build a cooperative economy. You can also view all of our events, including workshops, trainings, Happy Hours, and more on SELC's events page.

Alternatively, view all of SELC's events in a Google calendar here.

  • Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM · $5.00 USD
    The Ché Café in La Jolla, CA

    Think Outside the Boss: San Diego

    Why didn't we think of it sooner? Cooperatives!SELC is going on the road to Southern California! Tell your So Cal friends!

    Think Outside the Boss provides community members an introduction into the nuts and bolts of starting and running a cooperatively owned business. We go over legal issues in an accessible way to help you understand the relationships between cooperatives, employment, and community wealth-building. If you are an entrepreneur starting a business, an existing business owner thinking about succession plans, or an existing worker coop looking for a refresher, this training is for you! 

    Food and drinks provided!

    Think Outside the Boss Manual!

    Attorneys, law students, and experienced cooperative professionals will give short presentations on legal issues, governance structures, financing, cooperative conversion, and more -- including resources and information on:

      • What is a worker-owned business?
      • What are advantages of forming a cooperative business?
      • How do you spread ownership and control across a group of people?
      • What are the steps and tax benefits for selling your business to your employees?
      • How do you raise money for a cooperative?
      • What are the tax and accounting issues in a cooperative?
      • How does employment laws effect worker coops?

    At the event, we will have bound copies of the Think Outside the Boss manual for paying attendees! You can also download it for free prior to the event here.

    Ocean Beach Peoples Organic Food Cooperative is sponsoring our event by providing lunch!The event will include breakout groups where you can dive deeper into cooperative conversions, speak with worker members, talk with San Diego Health Department staff about navigating their licensing requirements, speak with cooperative attorneys, and more! We would like to thank Ellen Liversidge, the Che Cafe, & People's Organic Food Cooperative for sponsoring this workshop. 

    $5 - $25 Donation Requested_

    If you would like to donate in person or receive our training as a gift, please RSVP with Ricardo by emailing!

    the Democracy at Work Institute

    No one turned away for lack of funds!

    Please help us spread the word! Share this page to your social networks and download the flyer for this workshop hereCo-presented with the Democracy at Work Institute & the Law Office of Andrea M. Carter!

    We are looking for volunteers to support this workshop. If you are interested in attending and would like to volunteer, please email!

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