Will you be in the 2023 cohort of the Participatory Management Initiative? There are a few seats left for MA businesses.

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Curious about what “participatory management” even is? It’s just a fancy way of saying “we share information and decision-making power with our employees”. CFNE is excited to be running this program again with the Cooperative Development Institute (CDI).

Why are we excited? Well, successful co-ops are good for our communities and open management models like “participatory management” help to support the growth and sustainability of worker-owner business models.

Successfully implemented participatory management can look like:

  • Employees who understand how the business makes money – this can lead to better decision making on a day-to-day basis from all levels of staff
  • Employees who are engaged with analyzing problems, developing strategies, and implementing solutions – enhance your people power by leveraging the skills and expertise of your entire team
  • Employees who take the initiative to optimize resources – this open form of management is often implemented to empower staff on behalf of the business
  • Strong, collaborative, and knowledgeable cross-functional teams – participatory management helps to create buy-in that connects an entire organization

We’re continuing to offer every session of the Participatory Management Institute in both Spanish and English so if a Spanish-first class makes more sense for you, we don’t want that stop you from applying.

Still need more information? Visit the program description page on CDI’s website.

The first session is January 30th at 2:30 PM EST and we will continue to accept applications until the class is full, so don’t let a late application hold you back from sharing!

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