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Sun 6 Dec 2020

Social.coop Office Hours

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Mica Fisher Public Seen by 47

One of the ideas generated in our Strategy Sessions was holding regular "Office Hours" for folks in social.coop to connect more deeply. This thread will help us plan and schedule these Office Hours.

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Mica Fisher started a check Sun 6 Dec 2020

Call for Office Hours topics Closed Sun 13 Dec 2020

Hi social.coop! One of the ideas generated in our Strategy Sessions was holding regular "Office Hours" for folks in social.coop to connect more deeply. 

The Community WG Ops Team is working to bring this idea to life, and we're thinking that the Office Hours could be held by the social.coop membership at large. 

Anyone who has a topic they'd like to discuss can write it below. The idea/topic would be discussed in an informal hour-long chat. Eventually, the person who submits the topic will be responsible for claiming a date/time and lightly facilitating the conversation. 

After collecting ideas, I will support scheduling with another poll in this thread. 

Here are some examples to get you thinking: Matt C talks about real estate coops, Mica talks about government/municipal support for coops, Emi talks about starting a media coop 

What are your ideas? 

12 - Yes
0 - No
CW

I love this idea. If I hear about the events, I will attend them. I would attend real estate coops, government support for coops, media coops. I would co-host any of those topics too. I might could host one on participatory public budgeting or packaging re-use coops - neither of which I know much about.

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Yasuaki Kudo
Yes
Mon 7 Dec 2020

Software Contractor Worker Coop, with focus on being best-in-class, highly competitive, treating this as some kind of sport. Willing to work for any customer/industry. The initial focus area is conversion of legacy software to anything that customer specifies. Will need project managers, computer programmers, who are passionate about the job itself and democratic workplace movement

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Richard Hull
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

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Nathan Schneider
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

Wonderful! I love this idea. I wonder if we could do something like a DiscoTech where we could share and teach each other tools that we might use together in our commons.

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Matthew Cropp
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

I'd be happy to do one on real estate co-ops.

SJK

Stephanie Jo Kent
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

This might help someone like me, who wants to be part of social change in the direction of fairness and economic transformation, learn about how I could integrate using Social Coop proactively with the pre-established other activities that pretty much fill my energetic timespace.

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Bob Haugen
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

I could talk about https://write.as/economic-networks/ if anybody else is interested, and I would attend sessions on any of the other topics that have been mentioned.

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Graham
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

Sounds great. As a social.coop member from the UK I'm not sure when office hours might be, but if there's interest I'd be happy to talk about the work we're doing at present within Platform 6 Development Co-operative which aims to build an ecosystemic understanding of the cooperative economy and how we might more effectively grow it.

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Manuela Bosch
Yes
Tue 8 Dec 2020

Yes, I could maybe contribute around Participatory Leadership and Collaborative Vision and Project Design (Dragon Dreaming, Theory U). But would love to understand the format better.

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Matt Noyes
Yes
Tue 8 Dec 2020

Love it. I think we should be thoughtful about using this to cultivate equitable participation. Could also be open to people on other instances with whom we collaborate/exchange...

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Akshay
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

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Buddy
Yes
Sun 6 Dec 2020

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G I McGrew Tue 15 Dec 2020

Ah, I missed the check! But I was wondering if I could host one themed kind of broadly around those in the community who are in post-secondary education (students, faculty, staff).

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Mica Fisher Tue 19 Jan

Hi everyone! Thanks so much for participating and sharing your ideas for Office Hours. We're moving forward with scheduling some weekly themed Office Hours. For those asking about details of the format--it's largely up to you! We want these to be informal spaces to get to know one another, share ideas, strategize, and just geek out on the wonderful world of coops. You can make your Office Hour as structured or unstructured as you like.

Please sign up for a date and time on this spreadsheet, and the Ops Team will help set up a video room for you.