This is an independent event hosted by a d@w-Group. Please direct all questions to the contact listed below.
Have you ever wondered how decisions are made in worker cooperatives? Please join us this month as we discuss the concept of consensus. After a brief discussion, we'll welcome guest speaker Somerset Waters.
BONUS: There will childcare at this event, so feel free to bring your child!
The topic of the meeting is Consensus decision-making in worker cooperatives
Our Guest Speaker is Somerset Waters
Suggested readings for the group discussion:
- A Selection from On Conflict and Consensus, which can be found here.
- Co-operative Leadership: How Should It Work In Practice?
Here is a detailed agenda of the meeting:
2:45pm - 3:00pm - Welcomes.
3:00pm - 4:20pm - A group discussion
4:20pm - 4:30pm - Break
4:30pm - 5:45pm - Guest speaker: Somerset Waters.
Somerset Waters ("Somer") wears multiple hats at Pacific Electric Coop, including client relations, project manager, and lead electrician. He has over two decades of experience as an electrician, one decade in the solar industry, and enjoys manipulating energy. He is a licensed C-10, California Certified Electrician. The trade, physics, & the finance aspect run in his blood: his maternal grandfather was an electrician at a factory in Poland. His father was in international finance and later a physics teacher. Prior to cofounding Pacific Electric Coop, Somer was a Journeyman Electrician out of IBEW Local 11 and worked for several large solar companies. Somer is a member at The Los Angeles Ecovillage, an intentional community in downtown Los Angeles. He spends time contemplating how creating masterpieces under capitalism creates conundrums, and plays the cello in local bands. Watching his daughter grow up makes his heart sing.
5:45pm - 6:00pm - Good-byes.
1260 18th St
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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