Welcoming New Members: Best Practices in Member Selection and Orientation

Workshop Intro:

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Housing co-ops are diverse communities. Find out strategies for member selection and orientation to make co-ops more welcoming and engaging.


Workshop Date:
22/10/2022

Workshop Location:
Online

Workshop Type:
scheduled

Workshop Duration:
2.0 Hrs

Facilitator:
Michael Rogers (CHF BC) and Ed Dagsaan (CHF BC)

Description:

Search. Find. Orientate. Educate. Participate. The process of member selection is complicated! Join us in considering good and better ways to go about welcoming new members and creating a sense of belonging.


Facilitators

Michael Rodgers, Co-op Services Director, CHF BC

Michael is the Co-op Services Director at CHF BC and a staff representative on the Climate Emergency Task Force. With a broad-based background that includes degrees in law and experience helping a leaky co-op tackle building envelope issues, he is well positioned to assist housing co-ops as they prepare for the future.

Ed Dagsaan, Co-op Services Advisor, CHF BC

Ed works as CHF BC’s Co-op Services Advisor providing advice and guidance to boards and members. He is involved in developing CHF BC’s resources and initiatives that strengthen co-op communities. Ed brings his experience overseeing and managing a portfolio of housing co-ops in Ontario to his work at CHF BC. With knowledge in building management, supporting board governance through training and planning, and engaging communities, Ed advises co-ops on best practices in governance and management.