2018 Summer Conference Commissioner Seminars


In an effort to make training for commissioners more accessible, NAHRO Professional Development is offering Summer Conference registrants a special opportunity to attend either our Commissioners’ Fundamentals seminar or our Commissioners' Guide to Monitoring & Oversight Seminar.  Please note you can attend either seminar, but not both, and they are not interchangeable.  You must complete one or the other in its entirety in order to receive credit.   
These seminars are available at substantially discounted rates and will not require an extended hotel stay.  The seminars will run parallel to concurrent sessions, meaning that seminar attendees will have full access to all of the NAHRO Summer Conference’s main events, including plenary sessions and social events.  The seminars are divided into four parts - see schedule below.  Attendees must attend all four parts in order to receive credit for attendance, therefore they should not sign-up for the local housing/cd tour nor should they attend any of the other concurrent sessions held during the same time.
Commissioners' Fundamentals Seminar:
Presented by NAHRO Faculty Member Jim Inglis: Commissioners’ Fundamentals explores the roles and responsibilities of commissioners, enhancing participants’ understanding of the commissioner's multi-faceted position as advocate, leader, team-builder, strategist, and more. Increase your effectiveness as a board member and leader, while exploring the intricacies of board-staff relationships – and boundaries. The seminar also provides an excellent training foundation for new commissioners.  Seminar attendees receive a Certificate of Completion and earn 1.2 Continuing Education Units. Along with Ethics for Commissioners, Commissioners’ Fundamentals is a requirement for obtaining the NAHRO Commissioners Certification.  Please note no exam is needed for the Commissioners Certification, just the two seminars and a completed application.
Commissioners' Guide to Monitoring & Oversight Seminar:
Presented by NAHRO Faculty Member Veronica Bukowski: For commissioners who have completed NAHRO’s Commissioners’ Fundamentals or for those looking for recertification opportunities, Commissioners’ Guide to Monitoring & Oversight seminar is intended to enhance an agency’s governing body’s members with a deeper understanding of their roles and responsibilities in assuring their agency’s viability and health. This program is appropriate for board chairs and other commissioners, and for executive leaders and staff members.  As a member of an agency board, monitoring to assure the responsible administration of board-approved policies governing programs requires information from both business and social perspectives. This program will address the business elements relative to agency program operations. It provides a survey of typical housing and community development and redevelopment programs to meet community needs. The program offers a perspective on the importance of commissioners’ involvement in strategic planning, and the benefits of this activity in shaping the future of the agency in meeting the unique needs of their community.  The financial viability of the agency overall is also addressed, and linked to operational and program requirements for continued viability.

Registration Fees for Conference AND (either) Seminar:


Early Bird




Register by June 15

Register between

June 16-July 10

Register after July 10









Award of Merit Winner

$675 for Early Bird, Regular and On-site


$495 for Early Bird, Regular and On-site

FRIDAY, JULY 27     
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Seminar, Part 1
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Seminar, Part 2
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Seminar, Part 3
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Seminar, Part 4