Education & Training
ICA believes that training and education can make a significant difference to employee owned companies & social enterprises. Effective and meaningful programs can profoundly improve productivity, corporate performance, and employee satisfaction. Our staff of trained consultants design programs to meet your firm’s specific needs and to make the benefits of ownership & mission focus both tangible and enduring.
Services for Democratically Owned Companies: Getting worker owners to understand business strategy, their firms financial performance, effective democratic management practices and how to establish manageable governance systems are instrumental for the success of an enterprise committed to the broad sharing of information and influence. In partnership with other sector-wide initiatives like the Democracy at Work Institute and the U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives, our educational training programs work to address some of the most pressing impediments to better performance.
Services for Social Enterprises & Non Profits: Non Profits pursuing an enterprise strategy face a difficult balancing act, they must address the realities of a market that doesn’t put the interests of workers while running a successful, profitable business. We work with mission aligned groups to help their staff and leadership understand what it takes to make a firm succeed within a non-profit environment. Through broadly applied financial and strategy training and the development of sector specific tools, we help social enterprises reach their full potential.