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 Board – Sept 14

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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.

Boards and Committees Working Together – Sept 21

Look at what practices have served co-ops in the past, what hasn’t worked, and what we want for the future.

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?

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.
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