Webinars

FREE 2021 Webinars

WEBINARS – September-November 2021

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

Discover Co-ops presents Rabble Co-op

Discover Co-ops is a series of events introducing new emerging co-ops in Northern Ireland to the wider audience.

Tuesday 9 November 2021

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM GMT

About this event

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.

At present, Rabble Co-op is gathering information on how social justice and community-based organisations use technology. During the event, Dessie and Ruairi will talk about their plans for Rabble and the reasons behind their decision to set up a co-op.

Please register to attend and you will receive a zoom link before the event.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discover-co-ops-rabble-co-op-tickets-190209721397


 

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


Loan-stock offers for Co-operatives

Thursday 23rdSeptember 2021 – 12.00 – 13.00

A free Training webinar for anyone interested in raising funds through a loan-stock offer.

Co-operatives can raise funds via loanstock offers. Join this essential training and learn what you need to prepare for launching a successful loanstock offer.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/loan-stock-offers-for-co-operatives-tickets-165400251605


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


 

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