OSC University

Big company training for
small(er) companies changing
the world

OSC University provides the staff of our member companies access to professional development courses throughout the year. The curriculum includes both soft skills courses, such as Leadership and Organizational Development, as well as technical skills classes, such as Excel and Finance for Non-Financial Managers.

How to Register

Below you’ll find a list of upcoming courses organized by date. Click on the course you’re interested in to be taken to the eventbrite page where you’ll be able to register by securing a ticket.

Note: Classes are reserved for OSC members and their staff unless otherwise noted. Contact michael@osc2.org for the course access codes if you need them.

Upcoming Courses

J.E.D.I. In Training: Anti-Racism

Start date: April 27, 2021

End date: May 11, 2021

A two-part course to unlearn white supremacy, address systemic oppression, and commit fully to believing and acting that Black Lives Matter

Session Dates:

  • Apr 27 – Workshop, 12:30pm-2:30pm pacific
  • May 11 – Community in Practice, 12:30pm-2:30pm pacific

Cost: $262 per participant

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“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” Angela Davis Participants will gain skills to unlearn white supremacy, address systemic oppression, and commit to fully believing and acting that Black Lives Matter. This training will focus on the lived experience of Black people in the US while giving tools to understand how racism has harmed all of us from every racial background and how together we can shift this system. This training will also specifically cover addressing racism in the workplace and creating an environment where everyone can thrive.

About Community of Practice Sessions (CiPs)
CiPs provide a unique opportunity for OSC members to dive deeper into the work of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. In small facilitated group time, we will build on the trainings, increasing knowledge, and giving an opportunity for practicing real scenarios. The community of practice happens in small teams between trainings and is facilitated by Shine Diversity staff over zoom. The community of practice will include reading assignments, listening circles, communication skills, team and trust building, and advance skill building.

Mindful Leadership

Start date: April 30, 2021

End date: May 21, 2021

Dates: Fridays April 30th, May 7th, May 14th and May 21st
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific, via Webinar
Cost: $350 per participant

 

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Back by popular demand!

Merging today's realities with content focused on essential leadership competencies, participants will leave empowered to make a difference in the organizations where they lead and in the lives of those they impact.  Participants will uncover their personal brand identity and how this fits into their organization's purpose and values.

Target Audience: Early to Mid Level Managers

Session to Include:

- Best practices in employee engagement strategy
- Baseline EQ assessment
- Strategies on building leadership presence
- Developing role awareness
- Inspiring trust and courage
- Imperatives for successfully working across functions


J.E.D.I. In Training: Next Level J.E.D.I.

Start date: June 1, 2021

End date: June 1, 2021

A skill building workshop to expand your understanding of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and how it impacts and affects your workplace.

Date: June 1, 2021
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Pacific, via Webinar
Cost: $128 per participant

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J.E.D.I. stands for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and this training will help you move beyond the basics and expand your understanding of what these words mean and how they impact and affect your workplace. The training will provide vocabulary, new tools and best practices for making JEDI a part of your work and personal life, and specific ideas for implementing JEDI in the natural products industry. This training will specifically focus on understanding each element of JEDI and how you can make a difference. Together we will learn new vocabulary and tools for furthering liberation and ending oppression. We will explore intersectionality, consent culture, and best practices for creating a welcoming, respectful, communicative workplace. We will dive into topics including gender, race, and identity. This training will be engaging and uplifting.

Raising Capital and Conducting Due Diligence with Purpose

Start date: June 6, 2021

End date: June 6, 2021

Not all investments are created equal. A workshop to explore how to raise capital and conduct due diligence on potential investors.

Date: June 6, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Pacific, via Webinar
Cost: $50 per participant

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Do Good CFO and Scrubbed have jointly worked with a number of OSC companies in raising capital and running smooth investor due diligence processes. In this workshop we will look at the cases of Uncommon Cacao and Lotus Foods and learn about how they have successfully raised capital including equity and debt.

We will also do a “Mastermind” session where we take on a capital raise issue being faced by an OSC company and workshop solutions. Areas we will address include:
- Evaluating equity/debt raises based on your company's needs
- Financial modeling
- Conducting due diligence

This workshop is reserved for OSC members, and Naturally Bay Area members that are food and beverage producers.

Past Courses

Scaling Finance & Accounting Systems As Your Company Grows

Start date: March 10, 2021

End date: March 10, 2021

Featuring Do Good CFO and Scrubbed Financial Services
Do Good CFO and Scrubbed have jointly worked with several OSC companies and supported their finance departments as the companies scale up. In this workshop we will look at the cases of Lotus Foods and learn about how they have scaled their finance and accounting team and systems to keep pace with growth.

We will also do a “Mastermind” session where we take on a finance and accounting related issue being faced by an OSC company and workshop solutions. Areas addressed will on include:
- Fundraising
- ERP systems
- Trade Deductions
- Insourcing vs Outsourcing Financial Services

This class is reserved for OSC members, and Naturally Bay Area members that are food and beverage producers.

J.E.D.I. In Training: From Microaggression to Microaffirmation

Start date: March 16, 2021

End date: April 6, 2021

In this multi-part training participants will learn the difference between microaggressions, microassaults, and macroaggressions, how to prevent microaggressions and microassaults from happening, how to address macroaggressions, and how to shift to a culture of microaffirmations. Participants will learn how to prevent the bystander affect, how to navigate challenging conversations, and how to create an environment that is respectful and inclusive of people of all backgrounds. Participants will leave with skills to change their behaviors and tools to create a culture of affirmation and positivity in the workplace.

About Community of Practice Sessions (CiPs)
CiPs provide a unique opportunity for OSC members to dive deeper into the work of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. In small facilitated group time, we will build on the trainings, increasing knowledge, and giving an opportunity for practicing real scenarios. The community of practice happens in small teams between trainings and is facilitated by Shine Diversity staff over zoom. The community of practice will include reading assignments, listening circles, communication skills, team and trust building, and advance skill building.