Online worker co-op weekend?
I've updated the worker co-op weekend events page to start promoting
 - Working document to plan what sessions/spaces we host is here:
So we had to cancel the worker co-op weekend for obvious reasons. The Worker Co-op Council discussed whether we should do "something" online that weekend, should we? If so what, and who is up for helping!
Co-ops UK is happy to host sessions (we have corporate accounts for Zoom, go-to-meeting etc) and pull it together the overall programme to co-ordinate. What we need are creative ideas to help people connect and share, and to run those spaces/sessions whatever they look like.
I've put some suggestions below to get us started but the council are really after creative suggestions that can be done online. This won't be 5 hours all on zoom together, so think out of the box.
We host a series of "spaces" at various time on Friday 15th & Sat 16th May and pull these together into a programme people can dip-in and out of.
These spaces could be:
Collaboratively created documents using your platform of choice that could be purely for fun, art or to build useful resources to share learning.
A 'few' lectures delivered through webinars, interested in topics that would be of interest.
Smaller group facilitated conversations
Matchmaking so people can have 1-2-1 chats.
I'm posting this here and the facebook page just to get something started and test demand. If there is, i'm open to suggestion on how to co-ordinate this online. If no better suggestions come forward my plan is to:
Create a shared google doc to bring together suggestions and confirmed sessions, who is running them and to co-ordinate timings into a programme.
Once we have some ideas and volunteers I suggest they work out their own way to co-create their session with other willing to help.
So if your interested in running a session or space, have a great idea for one or just want to generally help out with others session. Post a comment
If you think this is a great idea and just want to attend just post a thumbs up/heart emoji.