The Democracy at Work Network (DAWN) is a network of certified peer advisors, all with strong social and professional ties, who cooperate in training themselves and providing technical assistance services to worker cooperatives. DAWN is a project of the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives.
DAWN is now accepting applications for the 2013 DAWN Peer Advisor Training. Eligibility is limited to worker cooperators – people who have worked or are working as worker-owners in a worker cooperative. It is a peer training, not intended for cooperative developers, consultants or other professionals. (For this type of training, please visit our esteemed colleagues at CooperationWorks! and enroll in their Cooperative Development Institute.) To be eligible for apprentice status, applicants must have worked for at least six months in a worker cooperative within the last five years.
DAWN apprentice training includes:
- 2 in-person training weekends
- 10 two hour-long webinars
- Internship with a cooperative development organization or in a guided peer advising project
- Research project to build the DAWN models library
Cost of the training is $300 (scholarship funds are available upon application) + travel (travel subsidies are available). Upon completion of the training, apprentices may become journeyperson Peer Advisors, offering peer advising to other worker cooperatives, startups, and cooperative development organizations through DAWN. Application deadline: October 22, 2012. Apply now.