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Commissioner Fundamentals and Ethics Training

  • 14 Dec 2011
  • 16 Dec 2011
  • Strugis, Michigan


  • Both Fundamentals and Ethics Training - 2.5 days
  • Ethics seminar only. 1.5 days
  • Fundamentals seminar only. 1.5 days

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Sturgis Housing Commission

128 S. Nottowa St.
Strugis, MI 49091

Schedule - Day One: 8:00 a.m. registration ~ 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.class
Day Two: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Day Three:  8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

(Continental breakfast and lunch included on Wednesday and Thursday)

Hotel Information:

Best Western, Howe, MI        260-562-2880             $71.09/night
Hampton Inn
, Sturgis, MI      269-651-4210              $84/night

    Commissioners’ Fundamentals: 

    (Wednesday all day and Thursday morning).  The commissioner has many roles and responsibilities. Participants who attend this session will enhance their understanding of the commissioner’s multi-faceted position as an advocate, leader, team-builder, strategistundefinedand more.  Among other topics, the course explores the intricacies of board-staff relationships and boundaries. This program provides an excellent training foundation and is designed for new, as well as seasoned commissioners who would like to update their current knowledge. (1.2 CEU)

    Program Topics:

    ·         Welcome, Introductions and Expectations, Program Purpose and Objectives

    ·         CE Instructions and Agenda Review

    ·         Diversity in Operations: An Introduction

    ·         Housing and Community Development and Redevelopment Programs: Historical and Current Environment Perspectives

    ·         Board Functions and Individual Commissioner’s Roles: An Overview

    ·         Commissioner’s Role, Responsibility and Relationships: Community Stakeholders

    ·         Commissioner’s Role, Responsibility and Relationships: Stewardship – the Public Trust

    ·         Commissioner’s Role, Responsibility and Relationships: Intra-Organizational Issues

    ·         Board Composition and Dynamics: Building Productive and Effective Working Relationships

    ·         Board Governance

    ·         Conclusion: The End of the Beginning

    ·         Closing Remarks

    ·         Post-Assessment and Program Evaluation


    Ethics and the Housing and Community Development Commissioner (Thursday afternoon and Friday morning): 

    Ethics plays a significant role in the life of a commissioner.  This seminar increases the commissioner's understanding of professional conduct guidelines, and the ability to recognize and appropriately address ethics-related issues and problems that may occur.  Participants learn about industry laws and regulations that may impact ethical conduct, and how to build capacity as a board member.  This course, intended for the new commissioner and a refresher for the veteran, uses practical applications and skills assessment exercises to reinforce ethical concepts. (.65 CEUs)


     Program Topics:

    ·         Introduction:  Global perspectives on Ethics

    ·         Defining Ethics and Ethical Conduct

    ·         Ethical Dilemmas

    ·         Ethics in Housing and Community Development

    ·         Ethical Leadership:  Improving Ethical Conduct within the Housing and Community Development Industry


    Registration -

    must be received no later than December 7, 2011

    Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
    169 Templar, Pinckney, Michigan  48169               Phone: 734.498.2493               Fax: 734.498.8415          minahro@minahro.org

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