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Working better with less hierarchy
The Dublin Food Co-op will be providing training to our CB, staff and core members on the topic of working better with less hierarchy.
Rich and Nati have been supporting non-hierarchical organisations for more than five years, co-founding Loomio (a worker co-op building software for collective decision-making) and Enspiral (a network of self-organising companies).
"We’re currently touring Korea, USA, Europe, and South America, meeting with all kinds of entrepreneurs, activists, coaches and organizers who are trying to work with less hierarchy and more collaboration: people in democratic workplaces, intentional communities, startups, collectives, and NGOs.
In our journey we've discovered that every group faces common challenges when they try to work non-hierarchically. In this workshop we'll share eight collaboration patterns that have been proven to help groups overcome these common failure points, from group culture, to technology, decision-making and flattening power imbalances.
8 patterns for non hierarchical organising
Most importantly, we don’t just tell people about participatory organizing, we practice it together, co-creating the workshop and learning by experience. You can bring your real challenges that you are facing in your team, organisation, or collective and we'll work together to design solutions you can try immediately."
“Through these patterns I could see how my past adventures with non-hierarchical groups had fallen apart. It gave me new ideas to bring back to my own fledgling cooperative. I imagine that everyone in the room was experiencing a similar revelation; the uncovering of something known but also unnamed, the implicit patterns that are present in every group of humans, which so often are never identified, seemed here to be explicit, finally.” Drew Hornbein, Good Good Work
Training will be taking place on the morning of the 11 September 2017.
Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to email@example.com and await confirmation of your space.
Ordinary General Meeting (OGM): Wednesday, 16 August 2017
An OGM of the Dublin Food Co-operative Society Ltd will be held at the main hall of the Dublin Food Co-op at 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8 on Wednesday, 16 August 2017 at 6.30pm (Registration from 5.30pm)
OGM AGENDA – 6.30 pm Wednesday 16 August 2017
1. Welcome and introduction of OGM Agenda
2. Adopt standing orders & S.O. committee, timekeepers, minute takers
3. Presentation of a Co-ordinating Body report concerning our strategic plan and premises update
4. Motion - Call an SGM to facilitate a Community Share Offering,
Proposed by Sam Toland, Seconded by Filipa Ferraz
The Co-ordinating Body shall call a Special General Meeting (SGM) no less than 8 weeks after this motions is passed. The motion to the Special General Meeting shall propose that the necessary amendments are made to our constitution to allow the society to raise additional share capital to fund the purchase of a premises.
5. Motion - Affiliate with ICOS
Proposed by Sam Toland, Seconded by Patrick Flynn
The Dublin Food Co-operative Society Limited agrees to affiliate to the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Limited (ICOS) and pay such affiliation fee as may be agreed between the ICOS and the society.
Zero Waste Information Evening: date to be confirmed, June, 2017
The Dublin Food Co-op is supporting the Zero Waste movement by introducing a package free stall from 24 May 2017. The stall will allow you to buy exactly what you need and pay by weight, using your own containers. The stall will begin selling 15 products and aims to add to it, so we'd love to hear more from you about what you think should be there.
Come along to the information to find out more.
To volunteer at the Zero Waste stall, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Up-cycling course with Sophie Rieu click here
DFC PREMISES SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING, MARCH THE 30TH - 6:30PM
DFC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, APRIL THE 5TH - 6:30PM
- Sunday Markets
- Hill Walking - Last Sunday of the month - see updated info above
- Aikido - Tuesdays 7.30pm to 9.30pm with Fiona McAuley
- Musical Sessions - once a month at 11:30 in the Café. Check our events calendar.
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