Develop Your Talent

The quality of your co-op’s staff and internal structure has a far-reaching impact on all of the co-op’s important business relationships, including the staff, board of directors, and customers.

As your co-op matures, investing in your staff and human resource (HR) systems will provide your co-op personnel tools to prepare for growth and for transitioning job responsibility in new management structures.

CDS Consulting Co-op can help you hire the talent you need to accomplish co-op Ends, engage staff and ensure accountability, and develop team leadership capacity.

Your co-op can be the employer of choice in your community when you develop a culture of empowerment, engagement and accountability.

Features and Benefits

Our comprehensive experience in human resources development is rooted in a strong understanding of the unique workplace culture of food co-ops. We have created tools and resources customized for cooperatives and their people-first approach to employment and community ownership. Having access to an external, compassionate, knowledgeable expert can give you confidence in your approach to growth, and deliver new insights and ideas to your human resource department.

Lead your organization through transitions for growth with the tools and the assistance of our skilled team.

Associated Consultants

Carolee Colter

Employee Surveys, Human Resources Systems, Tools and Training

Helena O'Connor, SPHR

Employee Surveys, Human Resources Systems, Tools and Training

Jeanie Wells

Capacity Assessment, Transitional Planning and Coaching

Melanie Reid

Employee Surveys, Human Resources Systems, Tools and Training

Sarah Dahl

Compensation Analysis, Employee Surveys, Human Resources Systems, Tools and Training