Development Consulting

The Democracy at Work Institute offers consulting services to cooperatives, cooperative developers, and organizations exploring whether and how to undertake cooperative development. We offer three main services:

  1. Peer advice from our the Democracy at Work Network of peer advisors. Please visit to connect with a peer advisor.
  2. Consulting from the Institute staff and partner consultants. Consulting is offered in the following areas: 
    - Financial Systems Setup, Cooperative Accounting Practices
    - Democratic Governance Structures 
    - Organizational and Cooperative Training
    - Participatory Management and Leadership Development
    - Transition of an Existing Business to a Worker Cooperative
    - Worker Cooperative Incubation and Business Development: roadmap and capacity planning
  3. Referrals to experienced professionals (legal, accounting, marketing, organizational and business development) who support worker coop development