Compensation Analysis, Employee Surveys, Human Resources Systems, Tools and Training
Articles from CDS Consulting publications
Articles in Cooperative Grocer
Other works by Sarah Dahl
In her 12 years as Willy Street Co-op’s human resources manager in Madison, Wisc., she was instrumental in using her skills as a project manager and people-person to build the co-op’s capacity as it grew to include three locations.
She is certified in Crucial Conversations, a method of communication that helps groups manage conflict and produce positive cultural change. “I feel strongly that communication issues can cause systemic problems. I want to contribute my skills to helping co-ops improve their ability to speak up about issues that need resolving in an effective way,” she said. Sarah also recognizes the role that data and research plays in human resources departments. “I actively enjoy translating spreadsheets into the real world and applying them to tangible actions that bring clients greater value.”
Before her employment at Willy Street, she worked in health care advocacy. Sarah said the experience really influenced her approach to promoting a workplace culture and benefits that are win-win for both employees and the business. She likes working in sectors that place a high value on staff participation and engagement, which is why she is deeply committed to the cooperative business model. “It’s really sparked my passion,” she said.
Sarah’s services include:
Zac Hamlin, human resources manager, Community Mercantile Co-op
Stephen Nance, General Manager, Oryana Natural Foods Market
Tim Bartlett, general manager, Lexington Co-op
Lucy Georgoff, finance manager, Springfield Co-op
Jon Roesser, Human Resources Manager, Weavers Way Co-op
Elizabeth Liddiard Wozniak, Human Resources Manager, Seward Community Co-op
Anya Firzst, General Manager, Willy Street Co-op