Webinars

FREE 2021 Webinars  

WEBINARS – September-November 2021

Please note registration is required in advance of events to receive Zoom link.

All webinars were funded by Belfast City Council, Economy Department to raise awareness of the co-operative model.

Global Co-ops: Couriers Co-ops

Webinar: Tuesday the 23rdNov from 12.00 to 13.30

This event is part of a new webinar series called Global Co-ops.

Today we will meet with York Collective, a new Courier Co-op. Founder member Matt will tell us about this not-for-profit worker-owned cooperative of cycle couriers in York.

They formed as a response to the gig-economy, and unaccountable multinational corporations. They do not see themselves as just another number, we want to develop valuable and long-term relationships with York businesses and customers.

They are currently trading with an online platform that enables shops and restaurants to take orders with minimal fuss and expense. One thing it ‘s sure: they won’t compromise on their values and their service is an ‘ethical, environmentally friendly and convenient service’.

As a member of a worldwide federation of couriers cooperatives, York Collective has forged links with many other couriers co-ops around Europe and beyond.

Please register your attendance here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/global-co-ops-couriers-co-op-tickets-200742986677


Rabble Co-op: webinar on the 9th Nov 2021

If you missed this episode of the Discover Co-ops series, you can watch the full video  here.

Rabble Co-op founder members Dessie and Ruairi will discuss how their co-operative is providing specialised technological services to voluntary, public and private organisations fulfilling a social purpose. The co-operative also promotes the use of technology, which respects, protects and progresses fundamental human rights.


Community Wealth Building and Co-operatives

Wednesday 6thOctober 2021 – 12.00 – 13.30

The development of more democratic forms of ownership of the economy such as co-operatives is central to Community Wealth Building. Join this free event. Community Wealth Building is establishing itself as an alternative and fairer approach to local economic development that is showing good outcomes in terms of reducing poverty, income inequality, enhancing local economic resilience and creating a low carbon and more democratic economy.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/165400492325


Discover Co-ops: Good To Grow

Thursday 21stOctober 2021 – 12.00 – 13.00

Come and meet Good To Grow, NI’s new horticultural co-op. Join us this lunch time to meet up with the founder members of a new co-operative: Good to Grow Co-op. This is a co-operative of horticulturalists who wants to make horticulture accessible and affordable to all.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discover-co-ops-good-to-grow-tickets-165401539457


Community Shares: what are they?

Wednesday 22ndSeptember 2021 – 12:00 – 13:30

A free training webinar on community shares for anyone interested in raising capital via a community share offer in Northern Ireland.

This online training is an essential for anyone who wants to understand what community shares are and how they can be used to involve your community, raise needed start-up of growth capital and leverage potential funding.

Practical local examples will be provided and the steps to complete a successful community share offer will be clearly set out.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/165397681919


 

WEBINARS IN June 2021

Sociocracy for Cooperatives

Wednesday 16 June 2021  12 noon – 2pm

This is a training webinar on participative decision making in co-operatives. The aim of this webinar is to equip participants with tools to support decision making processes in their co-operative and organisation. We will explore with Joanna McMinn from Co-housing Connections a participatory process for making decisions based on the principle of consent, as part of a systematic way of working called sociocracy.

Register on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/152372896435

WEBINARS IN May 2021

Cooperation in Action

Wednesday May 26 2021 6pm – 7.30pm

Let’s talk about what make co-operatives tick.Co-operatives are first and foremost made of people.  As well as developing your business ideas, co-operatives need to develop ‘co-operative skills’ to navigate the intricacy of democratic governance. Co-operative governance is the subject of this workshop with practical tools to confront the hurdles and make committees more efficient and effective.

Register on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/151943706717

 

WEBINARS IN APRIL 2021

CO-OPERATIVE SKILLS –  SETTING UP WORKER CO-OPERATIVES: WHY AND HOW?

Wed. the 21st April  from 12.00 to 14.00

Register on Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/setting-up-workers-cooperatives-why-and-how-t
ickets-142919745807

A CO-OPERATIVE JOURNEY: FROM IDEAS TO CO-OPERATIVES

Tuesday 27th of April from 12.00 – 1.30

Register for the event
at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrcOqgpjktGdJVEv_pIyjvXhVUIFgXr1XA

 

WEBINARS IN MARCH 2021

Discover Co-ops: Venture Folks

held on Tuesday 16th March 2021

Watch the recording here

Discover Co-ops: Longlife Housing Cooperative 

held on Thursday 4 March 2021

Watch the recording here

Co-op Connections in collaboration with Co-ops UK

held on 10th March 2021

THE CO-OPERATIVE ADVANTAGE

held on Tuesday 23rd March

Watch the recording soon

Discover Coops: Cooperation in Community Energy Initiatives

Roundtable held on 12th March 2021

 

WEBINARS IN FEBRUARY 2021

Discover Coops: the Belfast Food Co-op.

Webinar was held on Wednesday 24th February 2021. Recording available here

Coop Skills: Co-operative Journey from Ideas to Coops

Webinar was held on Wednesday 17 February 2021. This webinar will be repeated during the course of 2021. Watch this space!

 

Webinars Series in 2020.

Co-operatives are vehicles for transforming local economies. This series was for anyone interested in community energy, social care, housing, breadmaking and sports. All sessions recordings here:

The Transformational Power of Co-operatives 

‘Co-operatives skills’ was a series for anyone involved in a co-op or anyone thinking to set up their own co-op. They range from governance issues to funding coops via community shares and loanstock. More information on this link:

Co-operative Skills