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Commissioners Fundamentals and Ethics Seminar

  • 19 Aug 2015
  • 12:30 PM
  • 21 Aug 2015
  • 5:00 PM
  • Ferndale Housing Commission
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The Michigan Chapter holds exclusive licensing from National NAHRO to offer high-quality NAHRO professional development programs for Commissioners right here in Michigan. Commissioners can obtain the training they need to effectively discharge their responsibilities on the Board and save time without breaking the bank (and budget) traveling to  high-priced venues in other parts of the country.

Commissioners' Fundamentals and Ethics and Housing and Community Development Commissioner trainings are being scheduled to take place in Ferndale, Michigan. Completion of both seminars qualify commissioners to receive certification from NAHRO, as a NAHRO Certified Commissioner (NCC). Participants may attend either seminar at a cost of $350, or the combined seminars at a cost of $600.

Space is limited! Sign up soon! 

Host: Ferndale Housing Commission
Dates: August 19-21, 2015
Cost: $600 per person for combined training
           $350 per person for individual seminar training
(Lunch included on Thursday and Friday)

Ferndale Housing Commission
415 Withington
Ferndale, MI 48220

Accommodations: Attendees will be responsible for their own housing arrangements.  Local hotels and numbers:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Detroit North – Troy
400 Stephenson Highway, Troy, MI 48083


Hampton Inn Detroit Hotel
32420 Stephenson Hwy, Madison Heights, MI 48071
Reservations: 248-585-8881

 Commissioners’ Fundamentals

and Ethics Seminars

Schedule - Day One: 12:30 p.m. registration ~ 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. class  (Fundamentals)

Day Two: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Fundamentals)

Day Three:  8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Ethics)

(Continental breakfast and lunch included on Thursday and Friday)

Commissioners’ Fundamentals:  (Wednesday afternoon and Thursday)  .  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, strategist undefined and 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:(All day Friday)  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
  • History, Laws and Regulations, Code of Professional Conduct
  • Defining Ethics and Ethical Conduct
  • Fiduciary Duty, Conflicts of Interest, Ethical Decision Making
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Ethical Leadership

Michigan Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
169 Templar, Pinckney, Michigan  48169               Phone: 734.498.2493               Fax: 734.275.3699

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