Long time no post—
Well, we're breaking our silence here to share some exciting news: the members of Resolve are coming to Philly! That's right, we'll be attending the 2022 Worker Co-op Conference next month.
Not only will this be our first time attending as a co-op, one of the tracks “Addressing Power Dynamics through Participation” will be co-lead by Resolve member, Tamah.
From the website:
Who is this track for?
This track is for worker owners and board members that are operating in collaborative teams. This track is best for small and medium sized cooperatives and especially useful for cooperators who facilitate meetings.
Sometimes 'Why We Come Together' as cooperators gets lost in the power dynamics and tensions that come up in the work and in our meetings. This track provides a space to share experiences of those power dynamics and tensions and to learn from each other. If your cooperative has challenging meetings, you are not alone. Just because we believe in the power of cooperatives, does not mean we always get it right. Uncomfortable dynamics are inevitable, but there are generative ways to shift the ways that aren’t serving you and your collective. We must continue to unlearn (together).
In this track, we make space for all types of power dynamics. However, we focus on meetings. Meetings are a place where miscommunication, power dynamics, and disengagement often happen. Meetings have SO much potential! In this track you’ll dig into how we can set up meetings to help align us, build community, share power together, and work through these tensions with facilitation skills and collaborative meeting processes.
We hope to see you there!