Explora Tu Cooperativa (Explore Your Cooperative)
This is an introductory program to explore the viability of business ideas and learn basic cooperative communication skills.
This program focuses on the basic concepts in business, communication and cooperatives. We study and apply business and cooperative development tools such as the Business Model Canvas, the Minimum Viable Product and the 7 fundamental cooperative values and principles that distinguish cooperative businesses from more traditional ones. We introduce key communication concepts such as group agreements, the role of trust within a group, the value of discipline, as well as a strength based approach, using tools such as SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis.
Total Hours: 9 hours broken down into two or three sessions
Methodology: Popular education combines with didactic lecture presentations on key topics
Prerequisite: At least 1 hour orientation into cooperatives via a one-on-one interview or participation in coops 101.
Language and materials: Spanish