2024 Education Workshops

  20 November 2023

Don’t miss out on our exciting lineup of workshops designed especially for you!

Whether you’re a seasoned co-op member or just starting your journey, these workshops are tailored to equip you with valuable insights and knowledge.

Discover a range of engaging topics, from financial management and governance to community building and sustainable living. Gain expertise from industry professionals and fellow members, and take away practical tips to empower your co-op experience.

Don’t miss out on these valuable opportunities to strengthen your foundation in co-op knowledge and contribute even more meaningfully to the success of your co-operative. Mark your calendars and register today – together, let’s embark on a journey of continuous learning and growth.

We look forward to seeing you at one—or more—of these workshops!

February

Legal Duties of Directors – February 22

A wooden judge gavel and legal book on wooden table

Most of us can recite the legal duties of co-op directors from memory. Who doesn’t know about fiduciary duty and the duty of care? But how do these important concepts translate into the daily demand for good governance and principled leadership in our co-ops?

March

Co-ops Responding to Life Changes (a legal perspective) – March 7

Building on our earlier aging in place workshops, this workshop will dig deeper into household changes at a co-op from a legal perspective.

10 Things to Look for in Your Co-op’s Financial Statements – March 14

Help for the non-expert to understand financial statements: the single most important indicator of your co-op’s financial health

PIPA: A Privacy Primer for Housing Co-ops – March 21

Find out how to protect your members’ right to privacy without compromising necessary co-op business practices

Membership Terminations – March 28

The easiest way to deal with membership terminations is to implement strategies that help to avoid them!

April

Co-op Housing Essentials – April 4

This guide to co-op living is just what you need to update your co-op’s orientation for new members, as a reminder for long-standing members, or even for prospective members at the top of your wait-list!

Board Woes: Spotting and Fixing Dysfunction – April 11

Explore some of the symptoms of an under-performing board and provide practical actions to help improve your board’s performance.

What Makes a Good Board – April 18

The best workshop for a newly elected board: packed full with the basic knowledge all housing co-op directors need as well as tools for how to work effectively to ensure good governance, sound management and principled leadership.

What Makes a Good Director – April 25

Good directors make a good board. With a focus on the duty of care and the duty of loyalty this basic primer focuses on how each individual director ensures the board’s success.

Be sure to check back regularly for new workshops being added to the list.

Schedule

  • Workshops take place weekday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. PST.

Online Registration

  • Member rates are $45/person or $200 for six registrations from one co-op or organization.
  • Non-member rates are $90/person or $400 for six registrations from one co-op or organization.