This workshop introduces a powerful new tool to assess your coop’s strengths and weaknesses, and create systems that help you function better as a group, as a business, as a cooperative. The Coop Index is an open source tool developed by St. Mary’s University in Canada. It asks your members a set of questions then analyzes those answers in comparison to a pool of data from other cooperatives. This workshop will show you how you can use and interpret the Coop Index to see how your cooperative is doing in a variety of areas like worker happiness and satisfaction, accountability and sustainable practices. If time permits we will explore some systems and methods for strengthening areas identified as needing more attention. The numbers are a starting point, but this workshop is really about how to analyze what your coop needs and begin talking about how to meet those needs.