4th Annual Principle Six Conference
April 1st 9:30 am-4:30 pm in Augusta, Maine Holocaust and Human Rights Center at the University of Maine Augusta Campus
Principle Six Agenda
9:30am:Opening and Welcome,
Who’s in the Room
9:45-11:15am: Conversation about a Maine Cooperative Business Association (MCBA)
Reflect on 10 Years of Cooperative Maine
What can MCBA provide for Maine Co-ops?
MCBA Organizing So-Far
11:15am-12pm: Breakout Conversations provide a space for each sector to talk about what your co-op sector needs. What are some some shared challenges and opportunities? How could you work together more? How could a MCBA help your sector?
Housing Co-ops & ROCS
12:15 pm: Lunch
Creating a Steering Committee
A: What are viable funding resources for new and expanding cooperatives?-
What are sources of funding and financing for your co-op and how can you prepare to access these funds? Deborah Hawkins, Cooperative Fund of New England
B. Participatory Management, Governance & Ownership-
This workshop will look at how you can develop structures that are participatory, democratic and engaging for your board, management and members in any type of co-op.
Marcel Gagne & Jonah Fertig, Cooperative Development Institute
C. Political Advocacy for Co-ops:
Learn about how to engage in political advocacy for your co-op and the co-op movement. We will specifically look at legislation in Maine and broaden it to explore how we can advocate for co-ops at local and federal levels.
Rob Brown, Jeanee Wright and Doug Clopp, Cooperative Development Institute