CDL 2016 Syllabus 

Weekend #1 Organizational Design - April 9 - 10 (2 days)

Opening / Introductions / Goals + Motivations

Syllabus Review / Big Picture / Context

Introduction to Permaculture Ethics and Principles

Phases of Cooperative Development

Your Project Timeline and Next Steps

Leadership Development: Leading with Strengths: (EXERCISE) - Strengths Inventory

Steering Committee Agreement (EXERCISE)

The Value Proposition + Nested Value Propositions (EXERCISE)

Horizontal to Hierarchy: Patterns in Organizational Structure  (EXERCISE)

Yoga Self Care Workshop (Guest Speaker - Elizabeth Burd)

Budgets and Balance Sheets: Cooperative Viability

Business Model Canvas (EXERCISE)

Homework Assignments: Intro to Market Research, Steering Committee Worksheet, Webinars, Strengthsquest Inventory, Root Skills, Principle Six

Closing Circle

 

 

Weekend #2 Membership and Members Skills - October 15 - 16 (2 days)

 

Opening / Check-in / Homework Review / Village News

Building a team

Vision and Mission Workshop

Recruiting and keeping Membership [a.k.a engagement process]

Accountability and Evaluation Systems in Co-ops

Self Awareness: Family of Origin and Group as Family

Communication in Cooperative Systems (+ EXERCISE)

Conflict Management

Management and Coordination Roles in Cooperative Enterprise

Network & Relationship Building

Funding and Financing   

Leadership Development: Leading with Strengths: (EXERCISE) - Strengths Inventory

Homework Assignments: Business Niche Analysis Assignment, TKI Conflict Mode Assessment

Closing Circle

 

Weekend #3  Culture Work - January 7 - 8, 2017(2 days)

 

Opening / Check-in / Homework Review / Village News

Participatory Leadership Cafe

Core Values Work  (EXERCISE)

Diversity and Anti-oppression

Democratic Decision Making

Business Niche Analysis Presentations

Vision and Mission Workshop

Regenerative Enterprise: 8 forms of Capital in the New Economy

Marketing  Plans & Strategies (Guest Speaker)

Facilitation Basics” Participatory Decision Making

Working with Technical Assistance

Your Project Timeline and Next Steps

Closing Circle