Members give high praise for Spring Ed Conference

Enthusiastic members from 55 housing co-ops - including co-ops from the Island and the North - spent an information-packed day at CHF BC’s Spring Education Conference on Saturday, April 2.

 The ever-popular event was almost fully sold out with 130 participants who took part in their choice from nine workshops and enjoyed a delicious lunch. Some lucky members even won door-prizes.

 With 2011 being the “Year of Getting Governance Right” many of the workshops reinforced how co-ops can improve governance on a range of issues.

 Feedback about the workshops was positive. Here are just some of the glowing comments:

Lessons in law: “Excellent and informative workshop. I recommend to all members especially the board of directors.”

Asset management: “Very useful, very well presented workshop, well worth my time!”

What makes a good board?: “Great communicators and teachers.”

So your co-op wants to borrow some money: “Good, valuable workshop.”

Duties of directors: "Absolutely wonderful! I could have listened to this presentation all day -- Excellent! Presenters were very knowledgeable, easy to listen to and fun! This presentation was the highlight of my day."

Mark your calendars for the Fall Education Conference on Saturday, October 22. In the meantime check our events calendar for upcoming workshops and webinars - or ask for a portable workshop at your co-op.