Belfast Co-op, 123 High Street, will present a workshop led by Thane Joyal (shown) of Columinate, “Understanding Cooperative Governance,” Wednesday, October 9, at 6 p.m. The public is invited to join members of Cooperative Maine Business Alliance for a discussion focused on the role governance plays in cooperatives. Columinate is a national consulting cooperative serving food co-ops, electric co-ops, health care organizations, credit unions, schools and nonprofits.