Success in Succession
Date & Time
Thursday, October 12, 2023, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Patricia Joseph Ronald Abo

Success in Succession is an informative course based on the recent experience of a firm transitioning from a sole proprietorship to a worker's cooperative. In this course, we will address the following questions: What is a cooperative? Why did we decide to transition to a worker's cooperative? What's involved in a transition like this? What are the steps and process of forming this type of business ownership? Why are architecture firms well suited for transition to a worker's cooperatives? In addition to addressing those questions, we will review the Pros & Cons of a cooperative and the typical risks involved in forming a cooperative. We will share our most recent experience creating our worker's cooperative by highlighting key players and partnerships. Finally, this course will elevate the value of intentional mentorship, especially by Ron Abo, FAIA NCARB, NOMA, and our hands-on training from cooperative experts Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center (RMEOC).

Location Name
Skyline II (23rd Floor)
Full Address
Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204
United States
Course Credit
Number of Credits
1.5 Learning Units (90 min)