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Commissioners Fundamentals and Ethics Training

  • 15 Aug 2017
  • 12:30 PM
  • 17 Aug 2017
  • 5:00 PM
  • Lansing 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 the budget) traveling to high-priced venues in other parts of the country.

Commissioners’ Fundamentals and Ethics and the Housing and Community Development Commissioner trainings are being scheduled to take place in Lansing, Michigan

Completion of both seminars qualifies 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:       Lansing Housing Commission - Mt. Vernon Park

Dates:      August 15-17, 2017

Cost:        $600 per person for combined training

$350 per person for individual seminar training

(lunch included on Wednesday and Thursday)

Lansing Housing Commission
Mt. Vernon Park
3338 N. Waverly Rd.
Lansing, MI 48906

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

Courtyard by Marriott: 2710 Lake Lansing Rd, Lansing, MI 48912; tel. 517.482.0500

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott: 810 Delta Commerce Dr, Lansing, MI 48917; tel. 517.886.1066

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

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

Day Three:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Fundamentals - all day)

(Continental breakfast and lunch included on Wednesday and Thursday)

Ethics and the Housing and Community Development Commissioner (Half day Tuesday and half day Wednesday):  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

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—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

Registration - must be received no later than August 1, 2017

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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