We are a bilingual (Spanish / English) consulting business managed and operated by its workers, we offer education and resources for the sustainable development of worker cooperatives and democratic workplaces. Our work focuses on racial and gender equity, we use popular education methodologies in which we value the experience and contribution of each of the participants. Through these values, at Colmenar, we seek to change the paradigm of the workspace, providing advice, curriculums, and customized mentoring programs for members of the Black Indigenous People of Color communities regardless of the stage of the business, organization or the degree of experience of our clients.
Worker cooperatives are on the rise as an economic model that centers on equity, ownership, and democratic participation at the workplace. We are experts in supporting cooperative capacity and education. We walk our talk, as a worker cooperative we ourselves experience day-to-day the empowerment of democratic leadership and ownership in the workplace. If you are a new Startup, an established business, a business exploring conversion to a worker cooperative, or an organization looking into developing cooperative development capacity or adopting workplace democracy structures, we would be happy to support you and your team.
We are experienced cooperators that center people’s needs through the art of facilitation. Our experience comes from our deep active participation in the cooperative ecosystems at the national and international levels. We practice popular education and support our clients to grow their own capacities.
As members of Colmenar Cooperative Consulting, we truly embrace the Principle 7 Concern for Community. Our approach centers practices of collective care in our facilitation and curriculum. We support our clients in building practices of collective accountability and care as a method to improve their experience growing practices to grow equity and dignity in the workplace.
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We support your team to grow best practices for accountability, democratic participation, collective culture, worker ownership, financial literacy, and other skills to support workplace democracy.
We support you to build your business plan, design your democratic governance and management, open books, and explore the process of a conversion to a worker cooperative.
We support you to grow cooperative development capacity and democratic workplace best practices for your own organization.
Here is a small sampling of the clients that we have worked with over the past year.