Fall 2023 Education Workshops: Governance Basics

  4 August 2023

Start your fall with our Governance Basics workshop series!

Whether you’re new to the board or a seasoned director, our upcoming governance basics workshops are tailored to enhance your understanding of crucial governance principles. Join us for these insightful sessions, designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary for effective leadership within your housing co-op.

Our governance basics workshops will provide a comprehensive overview of fundamental governance concepts, offering fresh perspectives and practical strategies for navigating the intricacies of managing your co-op. Don’t miss out on these valuable opportunities to strengthen your foundation in governance 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!


What Makes a Good Director – Sept 28

Good directors need to know what they can do as individuals to ensure a co-op board’s success. We’ve all heard about a director’s 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? What does “acting in the best interest of the co-op” really mean? How must a director and the board handle situations of conflict of interest?


Leadership that Inspires Member Engagement – Oct 19

Communities have to earn their members’ involvement before they get it consistently.

The good news is that we can do it. And if we do it really well, we may have to knock out a wall in our meeting rooms just to hold all the keen members!

If our experience in a co-op community is rewarding, we want to stay involved. Creating that kind of experience for our members may be the biggest challenge we face as leaders. It all starts with us.

Co-ops 101 – Oct 26

Housing co-ops are one type of co-operatives. Have you ever been interested in learning about other types of co-ops? Learn more about the structure and advantages of the co-operative model and learn some best practices you can apply at your own co-op!

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


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

Online Registration

Member rates are $40/person or $200 for six registrations from one co-op or organization.

  • Non-member rates are $80/person or $400 for six registrations from one co-op or organization.