We got together with UMassFive College Federal Credit Union and theÂ Board of Student Businesses at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to facilitate the first-ever Co-opoly tournament February 20.
We held the event UMass, with delicious food, courtesy Greeno SubShop, and great prizes, thanks to UMassFive.
New hires from each student-run collective were invited by the collaborative student-run board to play. Our goal was to help foster an immersive team-building board experience for the students, giving those new to the collectives a chance to learn what democratic workplaces are all about in a fun, low-key way.
For the event, we created new cards to enable different groups playing their own games of Co-opoly to interact with one anotherâ€”in fact, the cooperation amongst cooperatives (love that Principle #6) was key to the players and their individual co-ops succeeding.
UMassFive College Federal Credit Union was established in 1967 and serves the University of Massachusetts as well as the Five College System and other select employee groups. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, their earnings go right back to their members in the form of better rates, improved services, and lower fees.