Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Health and Well-Being in Venezuela's CECOSESOLA

September 16th, 2011
12:00

Location
Greenleaf Conference Room (100a Jones Hall)

A Lecture Featuring Myron K. Rogers, former consultant to Cecosesola.

Health and Well-Being in Cecosesola: The Evolution of a 40-year-old Self-Organizing Venezuelan Cooperative

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research invites you to the first lecture of the Fall 2011 Seminar Series. Please join us in welcoming Myron K. Rogers as he unveils the history and structure of what started as a basic funeral service cooperative in a poor town in Venezuela and is now one the largest multi-function cooperatives in South America — CECOSESOLA.

CECOSESOLA, or the Central Cooperative for Social Services of the state of Lara, Venezuela is a network of co-ops first developed in 1967. Today, it provides food for 30% of the population, includes low-cost community-based health centers, serves as an education center, has opened a multi-million dollar in-patient hospital, and continuously responds to the community‘€™s needs.

As a former consultant to the cooperative, Rogers will talk about CECOSESOLA‘€™s history, evolution and its important shift from power and politics to meaning and identity. He will explain the theories and methods of self-organizing systems, how these contribute to successfull growth and responsiveness, and how they may‘€“or may not‘€“apply to other challenges faced by communities.

Rogers, named a Global Thought leader by the Peter Drucker Foundation and the Fetzer Institute, is an author, speaker and consultant with a practice in large-scale organization change and leadership development. He is co-author of the best seller A Simpler Way, and co-founder of The School for Managing and Change and the Center for Innovation for Health Management at Leeds University (U.K.) He has served as visiting faculty at Pepperdine University, Fielding Graduate University, as well at the executive development programs of Cornell University and Leeds University Business School, and has led seminars on complex systems change at universities around the globe.

Photo Credit: Silvia Leindecker, CECOSESOLA

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