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Community Building for a New Shared Ownership Agenda

Unleashing Cooperative Principles for a New Economy

a 4-week virtual workshop for leaders seeking to reflect on what cooperative economy principles have to offer us in this unique moment as we seek to build an economy for our collective flourishing

As a result of the authenticity and skill of the facilitation, I and every group member were surprised by how quickly we were able to drop into high-trust sharing and collaboration. The amount that we got "figured out" in a short amount of time was remarkable, life changing for many of us, and potentially world transforming.

Sam Hummel, former CEO, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

Incubator 1.0 participant


The workshop is for people who are seeking a bold new imagination around how to build an economy that is rooted in shared prosperity. By prosperity, we refer not only to wealth, but to our health, relational capital, resilience and self-actualization in community. We seek participants who are versed in shared ownership as a tool for wellbeing, as well as those who are simply interested in better understanding its promise and application. Mostly, we seek to build a community that is eager to learn, dream and imagine together how we craft a new agenda for a shared ownership economy.

  • Q&A - Is this workshop for me? Join us on Friday, July 10th at 12 noon ET - Zoom.

  • Workshop dates: August 1 - 28, 2020

  • Applications due: July 21, 2020 - Apply here

  • Time involved? This workshop is about you. The more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it. We expect this can be done on top of a current full-time job and with a family (and kids out of school and summer camp). It can also be done in this strange time of anxiety, uncertainty, and public health crisis. We expect that at a minimum there will be 2-3 hours of in-person virtual peer group and meeting time each week. There will also be 3-5 hours of additional time writing and working on your projects each week. In other words, we expect 5-10 hours each week will be focused on this workshop -- but could easily see it being more for those who want to get the most out of it.

  • Workshop Fee: $2,000. We offer a sliding scale if you're not coming from an organization or background with resources. In the application, you’ll be asked to select the choice that best fits your situation.

    • $2,000 — I or my organization can pay the workshop fee.

    • $3,000 — I or my organization can pay more and pay-it-forward to help others.

    • $1,500 — I or my organization can pay, but not the full amount.

    • $1,000 — I or my organization have very modest resources, yet really want to participate.

    • Scholarship/gift needed at this time (For those selecting the final option, you will be invited to explain your situation in the application and describe how you envision paying the experience forward. We know financial situations are dire at the moment and we don’t want to turn anyone away due to prohibitive costs.)

Want to learn more? Check out the full details here.

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