Archive for March 2017

Registration Closed: RCM Spring Certification Training Course for May 4-5, 2017

Registration is now CLOSED.

Have you been thinking about becoming a certified Registered Cooperative Manager (RCM) or looking to gain key knowledge in the cooperative management field? Consider registering for the Spring 2016 Registered Cooperative Manager in-person certification held Thursday May 4 – Friday May 5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. at the NAHC office.

The Registered Cooperative Manager (RCM) Certification Program is the only nationally-recognized designation and certification specializing in Cooperative Management recognized by the Registered in Apartment Managers (RAM program). RCM is a sought-after professional designation for cooperative housing managers.

>> Deadline to register was April 21.

RCM high res imageThe RCM curriculum focuses on general knowledge of housing cooperatives; renews a commitment to the principles of cooperative housing, codifies the ethics of cooperative housing management, and improves housing management practices. Specifically, the RCM curriculum covers three areas fundamental to cooperative managers: Ethics, Business and History of housing cooperatives.


RCM Training Course Schedule: MAY 4 – 5, 2017

Thursday, May 4               9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – RCM Course Part I

Friday, May 5                     9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – RCM Course Part II and Part III

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Part III (Ethical Practices Recertification Course)

NAHC Secretary, Anne Hill, featured in CHF Canada’s eNews

Meet Annie Hill, Second Northwest Cooperative, Washington, DC

Julie LaPalme, Program Director for Co-operative Housing International (CHI), was in Washington, DC last month and met up with Annie Hill who lives in Second Northwest Housing Cooperative, a 30-minute walk from the White House.

Anne Hill Featured in CHFCAnnie has been a member of Second Northwest for 38 years and served on the board for 18 years. Living in a co-operative has afforded her an opportunity to stay connected with family and community.

“Many of us have lived at the co-op since the beginning, and our children grew up together. My daughter and her family are living in the co-op too. The networking with other co-op members and the friendships you build last a lifetime.”

Shortly after joining the co-op board, Annie was introduced to the Potomac Association of Housing Cooperatives (PAHC). Annie is now president of PAHC and secretary on the board of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives (NAHC).

“These two organizations have had a tremendous impact on my life as a co-operator, and the training that I received has helped me to elevate my leadership skills. I now facilitate training at regional and national events and there is nothing more gratifying than sharing my knowledge of co-operatives with others.”

Make sure you visit Second Northwest’s website, a great example of what to include on a housing co-op website. To learn more about NAHC’s partnership with Co-operative Housing International (CHI), click here.