Workshops


Rules Enforcement Policy and Evictions

Gary Faucher, Tami Kaufman and David Sisk

This session will be split into two classrooms. One for Oregon and one for Washington. Effective rules enforcement is a challenge in many ROCs, and fairness, consistency and equality are essential. What is the ROCs role and what is the legal/attorney’s role in managing rules? This session is two parts. One part will review the “ROC process” of handling rules violations and the steps necessary to provide a fair and consistent approach to enforcing rules and promoting compliance (and options for helping neighbors who need help). Part two will provide a legal perspective on the process of handling serious and/or consistent rules violations, and what is required to proceed with evictions for these type of violations.

Board Roles and Responsibilities

Cristina Klatovsky and Heather Holton

In this session the participants will review the elements of fiduciary responsibility and apply these concepts through discussions and interactive activities to cooperative scenarios.


Meeting Facilitation

Eddie Sepeda, Tali Aispuro (Spanish) and Miles Nowlin (english)

We took all the bad meeting scenarios and threw them together in one meeting. This workshop will focus on the tools needed to get you through your agenda and make clear decisions.

ROC Finance 101

Gary Faucher (english class) and Tali Aispuro (spanish class)

Providing good fiscal oversight is the Board’s No. 1 responsibility and having a clear picture of your ROC’s financial health begins with understanding the financial statements. What information is in the monthly financial statements? What do we need to know to carry out our duty of care? What do we do if we have questions about the financial reports? This workshop will break down standard financial report into understandable pieces to allow anyone to keep an eye on the ROC finances. Learn how to be a better manager by providing stronger oversight over the finances.

Community Owner Engagement

Gary Faucher

Building a culture of “community” often takes time, and always requires more than just a few people. Could you use more help in dealing with community issues? What and who are resources in your community? How can you tap into people’s interest and motivation? These questions will be explored in this session. When leaders move their focus from what is wrong (deficit-based thinking) and increase their focus on what is right (asset-based thinking), you increase enthusiasm and energy, build relationships, and strengthen your ROC. Participants will learn how to identify and engage community assets and individual interest in addressing community needs, while building strong and meaningful relationships among neighbors