The curriculum walks participants through an examination of the philosophy and practice of cooperation, the meaning of "development" and "entrepreneurship" in their lives, the steps required in starting a cooperative business, and an exploration of two of the most important steps - organizing people into a Steering Committee, and creating a Business Plan. All activities use Popular Education methods, drawing directly on the expertise and insight of participants to guide the learning process.
"Collecting Ourselves" is comprised of 9 full workshops encompassing up to 16 hours of cooperative entrepreneurship training - the curriculum can serve as content for a semester class in university, be used in regular community study groups, or be fodder for a retreat-style academy. It was developed for youth (teens to 30s), but is modular and adaptable for most age groups (as well as for identities, experiences, etc).
"Collecting Ourselves" is open source and free (both its usage and price) - licensed formally with the Creative Commons as a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike.
This license lets others remix, tweak, & build upon work non-commercially - as long as they credit the author and license their new creations under identical terms as this original resource.
You can purchase a hard copy booklet of this curriculum at cost here: http://store.toolboxfored.org/collecting-ourselves/