What can our economic future look like? Explore this timely question with participants who are already using economic success models barely known in the United States.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Daytime Workshop – 9:30am – 4:00pm
Evening Guest Speakers – 7:00-9:00pm
Guzman Lecture Hall
Dominican University of CA
50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael
* REGISTER NOW – LIMITED SPACE *
Meet students from Team Academy in Mondragon, Spain & the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation (MCC), a $24 billion worker-owned cooperative of 120 businesses. Living principled commitments to customers and workers, Mondragon promotes innovation, community, socio-entrepreneurial results, participative democracy, social transformation – and "the subordinated nature of capital." Since 1956, the MCC has been financially successful by putting people before profits, & cooperatively sharing in the profits. Even during Spain's current economic recession, there have been no lay-offs at the Mondragon Cooperatives.
- What is their business model?
- Which Bay Area businesses are successful cooperatives today?
- How can more U.S. entrepreneurs use this principled model