2021 Co-op Academy

2021 Cooperative Academy

Own Your Future!

Info Session for Co-op Academy

“Dream Stage” to “Shovel Ready” in 10 Weeks

Weekly sessions to learn about cooperative ownership, democratic management, and cooperative economics including:

  • The Co-op Identity

  • Business Mapping

  • Governing Documents

  • Finance and Equity

  • Business and Marketing Plan

  • and much more!

Class Details

  • Wednesday Evening from 5 pm – 7 pm

  • Classes Start June 16, 2021 and end August 18, 2021

  • All Classes on-line. 

  • Weekly projects with final presentations in Week 10

  • Support outside of class

Register Today!

Total Enrollment will be limited to either 50 people or 10-teams.

We are looking for teams of people interested in starting a worker-owned, consumer, producer, or multi-stakeholder cooperative business. Requirements for participating:

  1. At least two people from the team must commit to attending the classroom sessions.

  2. Your team must have a unified business concept.

  3. Each member of your team must complete the application below.


No Cost for people in San Juan County or Islands County or other rural communities (under 50,000 people). 

$25 per participant for people living in larger communities*

*Funding for this program comes from the USDA Rural Development program–the nominal urban charge will help up provide assistance between the class sessions for people living outside the grant service area. 

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