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Saturday, July 9 • 9:30am - 10:45am
What's in the Pipeline: Strategy for Regional Cooperative Development in Philadelphia

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The workshop will present the strategies and successes of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA), a cross-sector association, as the basis for a conversation about regionally rooted approaches to co-op development. In the past year, PACA has focused on engaging community partners, supporting the existing co-ops in and around Philadelphia, and planning for the growth of the regional cooperative economy. We want to share our model and inspire others to consider similar approaches while asking the question how can we do this better?


Michaela Holmes

Michaela Holmes is the Director of Cooperative Development at PACA. She studied Organizational Change Management and is dedicated to supporting cooperative business models. Before coming to PACA, Michaela worked at the Democracy at Work Institute and was an intern with Praxis Consulting Group. She is gearing up to pilot the Cooperative Leadership Institute, a 6-month, cross-sector, leadership development program for Philadelphia Area leaders.
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Kristin Schwab

Co-op Organizer, Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance
Kristin Schwab is a Cooperative Organizer at the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance. She is a community educator, cook, and organizer who facilitates collaboration and communication across difference. A native to the Philadelphia area, Kristin has over ten years of experience developing programs, leading workshops, and organizing young people and adults for social change. Recently she has led trainings, facilitated meetings, and consulted for... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Rockwell Hall 306

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