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Welcome to the information and registration page for the Sept 08-Jan 09

CDS Food Co-op Initiative webinar series.

 

The Food Co-op Initiative program and Cooperative Development Services would like to invite you to participate in a series of internet-based seminars that will help you understand how a new retail food co-op is born.  The learning objectives for each seminar are included below. Our presenters are nationally-recognized experts with many years experience supporting both established and new co-ops.

 

Participants will be able to see a live presentation via high-speed internet connection wherever it is most convenient for them. Live audio is made available through a conference call—your only cost is the long-distance charges that you incur to attend. If time allows, the presenter will answer question either during or at the conclusion of the session. Materials for and a recording of the presentation will be available for you to download.

 

You may attend any or all of the sessions and we encourage you to include as many members of your group as possible. We recommend that at least one person from your organization attend each session.

 

These sessions are being provided at no charge, but you must register in advance in order to participate.

 

Once you are registered you will receive instructions on how to log in to the presentations.

 

 

All sessions will be 90 minutes and will be held on Wednesdays beginning at:

1:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)

12:00 n Central Time (CT)

11:00 am Mountain Time (MT)

10:00 am Pacific Time (PT)


 

Orientation to Development:  Four Cornerstones in Three Stages

recorded September 10, 2008

 

 

Bill Gessner, CDS

http://cdsfood.coop/billg

 

Learning objectives:

Participants understand the Food Co-op Initiative Development Model: Four Cornerstones in Three Stages

Participants understand how the four cornerstones can be developed through the start up process

Participants understand the importance, the sequence and the road map offered by the three stages

 

Related files: (click on the file to download)

Orientation to Development_ Four Cornerstones in Three Stages.wmv

Note about the recording: it's a large file, about 50 megabytes, and is most easily played

using Windows Media Player.

Below is a pdf file of the webinar slides that were used during the session.

FC500 1 webinar slides Sept 08.pdf

 

Related links:

Click here for article on the Four Cornerstones in Three Stages model

Click here for information the Cooperative Principles

 



Skills and Tools for the Organizing Stage

recorded  September 17, 2008

 

 

Stuart Reid, Food Co-op 500

http://cdsfood.coop/stuart 

 

Learning objectives:

Participants understand what it takes to create a successful retail co-op organizing team
Participants learn how to delegate responsibility, maintain accountability, and communicate effectively within a volunteer organization
Participants become familiar with the tools and resources that are available to help guide them
Participants know when and where to obtain professional support

     

    Related files:

    Click on this file to download a pdf file of the webinar slides for the session: Skills & Tools for the Organizing Stage.pdf

     

    Click on this file to download the recording of the webinar. It is a large file, most easily played on Windows Media Player:

    FC500 -2 Skills and Tools for the Organizing Stage.wmv

     

     

     


     

     

    Legal Issues for New Food Co-ops

    recorded September 24, 2008

     

     

    Joel Dahlgren, Stoel Rives LLP

    http://www.stoel.com/

     

    Learning objectives:

    Participants understand the options and recommendations for food cooperative legal structure
    Participants understand the timing and steps of legal organization
    Participants understand the purpose and role of legal documents

     

    Related files:

    Click here for the Legal Primer for Formation of Retail Consumer Co-ops: LegalPrimerFinal.doc

     

    Click here for a pdf file of the webinar slides: Legal issues webinar slides.pdf

     

    Click here for the webinar recording: Legal Issues for New Food Co_ops.wmv

    It is a large file, most easily played on Windows Media Player:

     


     

    Governance and Accountability

    (recording failed, but see resources below, and link to previous recording)

     

     

    Mark Goehring, CDS

    http://cdsfood.coop/markg

     

    Learning objectives:

    Participants are introduced to and understand fundamental principles of governance
    Participants are introduced to and understand how accountability flows through the cooperative
    Participants understand why governance and accountability are essential and strategic concepts in a cooperative

     

    Related files:

      Click here for a pdf file of the webinar slides FC500 4 Governance and Accountability webinar slides.pdf

       

      Click here for a pdf file of additional resources for the session: FC500 4 Governance and Accountability resouce packet.pdf

       

      Webinar recording... sorry, the recording failed on this session. We'll re-do it and post it here later. In the meantime, here's the link to last year's webinar on the same topic:  Click here

       

       


       


      Members Economic Participation

      recorded October 8, 2008

       

      Marilyn Scholl, CDS

      http://cdsfood.coop/marilyn

       

      Learning objectives:

      Participants understand a cooperative’s economic relationship with member owners
      Participants understand the role, challenges, and types of equity in a cooperative
      Participants understand member benefit options and why patronage refunds are beneficial for the co-op and the member

       

      Related files:

       

       

      Click here for a pdf file of the webinar slides FC500 5 Member Economic Participation v2008.pdf

       

      Click here for the Member Economic Participation Resource Packet Member Economic Participation Resource Packet.pdf

       

      Click here for the recorded webinar: FC500 - 5 Member Economic Participation.wmv

      It is a large file, most easily played on Windows Media Player:

       

         

         


         

        Creating a Development Budget: Sources and Uses

        recorded October 15, 2008

         

         

        Bill Gessner, CDS

        http://cdsfood.coop/billg

         

        Learning objectives:

        Participants understand the process and format for creating initial drafts of a Sources & Uses Development Budget
        Participants understand how the Sources & Uses budget can be integrated with the three stages of the start-up process
        Participants understand how CDS consulting services can guide the creation and modification of a Sources & Uses budget.
        Participants understand the relationship of the Sources & Uses budget to the financial pro forma - the primary tool for determining financial feasibility.

         

        Related files:

        Click here to download the recording of the webinar: Creating a Development Budget_ Sources and Uses.wmv

         

        Click here to download the webinar slides:

        FC500 6 Creating a Development Budget webinar slides Oct 08.pdf 

         

        Click here to download the Sources and Use template that is used during the webinar: Sources & Uses template, start-ups, Oct 2008.xls 

         

         


         

        Evaluation Feasibility and Planning for Success

        recorded October 22, 2008

         

        Mel Braverman, CDS

        http://cdsfood.coop/mel

         

        Learning objectives:

        Participants understand the components of a feasibility assessment
        Participants learn what goes into business planning
        Participants learn the difference between feasibility assessment and business planning and when each is needed
        Participants understand which areas of feasibility and planning require technical expertise

         

        Related files:

        Click here to download the recording of the webinar: Evaluation Feasibility and Planning for Success.wmv

        note: this is a large file and is most easily played using Windows Media Player

         

        Click here to download a pdf file of the webinar slides: FC500 Webinar Slides Evaluati. and Planning for Success.pdf

           

           



          Market Research: Projecting Sales Potential and Identifying Site Characteristics

          (recording failed; see the workshop slides, below, and contact Debbie for more information)

           

           

          Debbie Suassuna, CDS

          http://cdsfood.coop/debbie

           

          Learning objectives: 

          Participants would learn why a market study is needed and what the results mean
          Participants understand when to request a market study
          Participants understand what characteristics to look for when selecting a specific site for a new co-op store

           

          Related files:

           

          Click her for a pdf file of the webinar slides: FC500 webinar slides Market Research.pdf

              Sorry, the recording of this webinar failed. Please contact Debbie Suassuna if you have any questions after looking over the slides.

             


             

            Planning your Member Loan Campaign

            recorded January 7, 2009

             

             

            Bill Gessner, CDS

            http://cdsfood.coop/billg

             

            Learning objectives:

            Participants gain an overview understanding of what is involved in planning and implementing a member loan program
            Participants gain a greater understanding of how to organize a member loan program
            Participants understand the role of professional consulting support and legal counsel in the planning and implementing of a member loan drive

               

              Related files:

              pdf file of the slides: FC500 9 Member Loans Jan 07 09.pdf

               

              recording of the live session: FC500 9 Planning your Member Loan Campaign.wmv

              the file is large... about 75 megabytes. You need Windows Media Player v9 or better to play the recording.

               

              notes regarding the recording...

              1. Due to technical difficulties the first 5 minutes are silent. Just slide the progress bar to about 5 minutes and skip the quiet time (unless you and your group needs practice with silence).

              2. You need the GoToWebinar codec (technical term for a file that you need) in order for the recording to play. If you have attended a GoToWebinar session recently it's likely that you have this file already. BUT, if you haven't attended a webinar, then you need to download and install this file: http://www.gotomeeting.com/codec

              3. If you are using a Mac, download the Windows Media Components to view recorded meetings. If you only get audio, then download the pdf file and follow along.

               

               



              Marketing and Promotion

              recorded January 14, 2009

               


              Kelly Smith, NCGA

              http://ncga.coop/

               

              Learning objectives:

              Participants understand the basics of branding -- it's more than just your store's logo

              Participants understand what is meant by "target market" and why it is important to reach multiple segments

               

              Related files:

               

              pdf file of the slides: FC500 10 Creating Your Brand.pdf

               

              recording of the live session: FC500 10 Marketing and Promotion.wmv

              the file is large... about 65 megabytes. You need Windows Media Player v9 or better to play the recording.

               

              notes regarding the recording...

              1. You need the GoToWebinar codec (technical term for a file that you need) in order for the recording to play. If you have attended a GoToWebinar session recently it's likely that you have this file already. BUT, if you haven't attended a webinar, then you need to download and install this file: http://www.gotomeeting.com/codec

              2. If you are using a Mac, download the Windows Media Components to view recorded meetings. If you only get audio, then download the pdf file and follow along.

               


               

              Hiring your First General Manager

              recorded  January 21, 2009

               

               

               

              Carolee Colter, CDS Consulting Co-op

              caroleecolter@cdsconsulting.coop

               

              Learning objectives:

              Participants can delineate the GM's duties before and after the store opens
              Participants are clear on desired GM qualifications
              Participants understand how to recruit, screen and select a candidate through a professional hiring process

               

              Related files:

              pdf of the slides: FC500 11 Hiring your first General Manager.pdf

               

              recording of the session: FC500 11 Hiring your first General Manager.wmv

              the file is large... about 65 megabytes. You need Windows Media Player v9 or better to play the recording.

              notes regarding the recording...

              1. You need the GoToWebinar codec (technical term for a file that you need) in order for the recording to play. If you have attended a GoToWebinar session recently it's likely that you have this file already. BUT, if you haven't attended a webinar, then you need to download and install this file: http://www.gotomeeting.com/codec

              2. If you are using a Mac, download the Windows Media Components to view recorded meetings. If you only get audio, then download the pdf file and follow along.

               

               



              Project Management

              recorded January 28, 2009

               

               

              Denise Chevalier, CDS

              http://cdsfood.coop/denise

               

              Learning objectives:

              Participants gain clarity on how to prepare for the construction phase of a project
              Participants are provided with an overview of project components
              Participants understand the composition and key roles of the project team

               

              Related files:

              FC 500 12 Intro to Project Management 0109.pdf

               

              recording of the session:  FC500 12 Project Management.wmv 

              the file is large... about 65 megabytes. You need Windows Media Player v9 or better to play the recording.

              notes regarding the recording...

              1. You need the GoToWebinar codec (technical term for a file that you need) in order for the recording to play. If you have attended a GoToWebinar session recently it's likely that you have this file already. BUT, if you haven't attended a webinar, then you need to download and install this file: http://www.gotomeeting.com/codec

              2. If you are using a Mac, download the Windows Media Components to view recorded meetings. If you only get audio, then download the pdf file and follow along.


               


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