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Symposium

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"Broadband is no longer a luxury, but a critical utility service needed to participate fully in our nation's economy, culture and society."
- Marietta Rodriguez, CEO, NeighborWorks America


Access to technology—connectivity, equipment and the training on how to use it—is not a reality for many communities across the United States. Yet, all three are critical to accessing necessities such as healthcare, financial services, employment, education, and connecting with family, friends and community. This digital divide further exacerbates inequities and inhibits economic growth, in communities that span rural, urban and suburban alike.


Join us for an intensive exploration of community and technology. In this symposium, you will hear from experts in the field, community leaders, state and federal representatives and peers working to bring greater connectivity to their communities by understanding the real needs of those they serve, building creative and innovative partnerships, and learning how to navigate the complex world of federal resources and training.


In a fast-paced series of speakers and panels, you will:

  •  Gain an understanding of the federal landscape of policies and funding opportunities, including how to access state and local partnerships. 
  • Hear about models and best practices you can replicate in your community--including effective tools and resources to advance digital inclusion
  • Have FREE access to extended opportunities to learn about this critical topic:
  • Free pre-session—"Digital Inclusion 101” webinar with National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) – Digital Inclusion practitioners have been working to end the digital divide for decades, creating their own community, definitions, resources, and gaining knowledge of what works and doesn’t. Digital Inclusion is a multifaceted issue that takes time to understand—so get grounded, and get a head start in your work!
  • Exclusive post-symposium sessions for registered symposium participants – four deep-dive 90-minute sessions related to access, training, connectivity and partnerships occurring in February. Participants can attend one or all.


Who Should Attend:

  • CEOs and Executive Directors
  • Resource Development Staff 
  • Program Managers and Directors
  • Community Engagement Staff
  • Resident Services Staff
  • Marketing Staff
  • Anyone interested in digital access and/or leading digital efforts to serve community


Round out your learning with these related courses:

Webinars

Select Title Date Remaining Seats Description
1644240600 1000

Being responsive in the wake of a natural or man-made disaster means being prepared for a variety of inevitabilities. This course will introduce participants to a set of strategies and tools for developing an effective Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for their community development organization. Participants will learn the value of business continuity planning to their organizations’ own sustainability and resilience, as well as assisting the community at large with recovery.

1644247800 1000

In the past few years, many American households have been affected by some of the costliest disasters of our generation. If the clients we serve in our community are not financially prepared for a disaster, the impact can be catastrophic. Often the challenge is convincing clients that saving money for disaster preparedness is possible and helping them take action by making it a financial priority. In this session, we teach you how to strategically approach motivating your clients to create and implement a disaster emergency savings plan. You will learn over fifteen specific strategies for helping your clients discover money they can save, and choose the correct savings tool for the money.

1644247800 1000

Community involvement in visioning and planning a better future is undoubtedly one of the most critical elements of the revitalization process. Doing it well can be a very challenging task, and failing to do it well can have a major negative impact on the process—maybe even cause its failure. An effective, successful participatory process not only results in revitalization plans that truly respond to a community’s best interest, but the people engaged in it develop their leadership skills and are better equipped to continue advancing their community’s interests. Participants in this course will discuss key barriers to effective community participation and gain specific tools to overcome these barriers. Participants will also enjoy hands-on practice and exploration of various participatory planning techniques, including the design charrette, the World Cafe and other innovative participatory exercises.

1644255000 999

This course is designed for any organization that owns rental real estate, and will assist Property Managers or Asset Managers whose portfolios come in any size -- less than fifty units to over a thousand. The session provides a framework for evaluating whether self-managing or using a third-party property manager aligns best with the goals of both your organization and the properties themselves. It walks you through the ten key decision-making points for this evaluation, reviews your roles and responsibilities as a landlord, and identifies the specific challenges posed by managing affordable housing. You’ll explore research and case studies, including a look at cash flows, budgeting and considerations for opportunities and growth. In addition to taking away the decision-making framework, this course will provide resources and strategies to share with others in your organization.

1644255000 1000

Come join us in this safe, interactive space where everyone’s voice and vision can be shared and heard. In this time of social divisions and tensions, our course takes you on a journey of discovery and connection. This highly engaging and interactive 3-part webinar series of conversations builds upon and adds to participants’ personal/family journeys as well as their collective insights about the role of racial, ethnic, and other differences in US history and society. We ask and explore questions including: What are the root concepts or beliefs that give birth to privilege, unequal power and prejudice? What role did Story, Land, Labor, and Race play in the creation and maintenance of Privilege, Power, Prejudice and Capitalism?


The session allows participants to explore diversity within a social, political, economic and historic lens. We will review U.S. and global political and economic events that fuel migration, and that illustrate disparate, privileged treatment for different groups.

1644255000 1000

COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for families and communities across the U.S., and housing counselors are continuously working to help individuals and families maintain, or recover, stable and affordable housing. While some pandemic-related issues remain constant for all communities, rural areas face unique challenges. Therefore, housing counselors must be well-versed in standard COVID-19 responses and resources but also need to think broadly when it comes to supporting rural households who are faced with issues that may be different and difficult to solve. The primary focus of this course is eviction and foreclosure prevention during the COVID-19 crisis. This includes information on the CARES Act and other resources available to rural communities. The discussion will also examine other community development challenges unique to rural communities, such as limited internet access and its effect on education, unemployment applications, and job searches; difficulties related to childcare options; transportation access and safety; and obstacles to health and wellness.

1644255000 1000

Do you want to help potential owner-occupied buyers looking for down-payment assistance for purchasing rental property that they plan to live in, and are not sure where to start? Do you want to provide potential owner-occupied buyers of rental properties with varying incomes tips on partnership opportunities that may exist? Do you want to identify strategies that may work for owner-occupied buyers of rental properties that want to focus on diverse neighborhoods?

1644262200 1000

Are you ready for the HUD counselor certification? All housing counselors at HUD-approved counseling agencies must obtain the Housing Counselor certification for continued HUD funding!


This webinar training will help refresh your knowledge and skills in fair housing, one of the six major competencies emphasized in the HUD certification exam. This course will allow counselors to refresh their knowledge and skills in explaining how the federal Fair Housing Act affects renting, lending, appraising and selling of residential homes and which transactions are exempt. By taking this course, counselors will be better able to identify acts of discrimination in housing and assist clients to file complaints and receive protections mandated by law.

1644262200 1000

Nonprofit organizations use a number of online communications strategies (websites, social media, email, etc.) to increase visibility, shift attitudes, generate revenue, and engage various audiences. This interactive webinar training provides an overview of the different tools and techniques nonprofit managers can use to support missions and build relationships with constituents. Together, we will examine nonprofit organizations' use of social media to deepen participants’ understanding and offer ideas organizations can apply. After completing this training participants will have a broad understanding of online engagement opportunities, and an initial framework for how to approach and/or enhance the use of social media in their organization.

1644262200 1000

As the Native homeownership market grows in Indigenous communities across the country, Native and Native-serving practitioners are examining the differences with the foreclosure and eviction processes, procedures, and realities on tribal land. Tribal sovereignty, customized mortgage products, and cultural considerations all play a role. This course will help practitioners to navigate the foreclosure and eviction processes and explore how to best counsel clients towards housing stability. Lenders will gain a better understanding of relevant legal processes and how to engage with borrowers.

1644262200 1000

The dominant narratives about rural America frequently neglect the experiences of black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC). When rural housing and economic challenges are discussed the communities and leaders portrayed tend to lack diversity. While rural America is proportionately less diverse than the country as a whole, these communities are still home to many people of color.

1644334200 1000

This faculty-led webinar will give you great test-taking strategies and practice to increase your confidence and give you the skills to break down questions in all six competency areas. After you register and log in, you will find the assessment coursework document under the resources (book icon) in the course. Be sure to complete the 25-question assessment before the webinar. We’ll review each question and provide the answers during the webinar so you can get a good sense of how ready you are. This course provides 1.5 hours of continuing education.

1644334200 1000

Are you ready for the HUD counselor certification? All housing counselors at HUD-approved counseling agencies must obtain the Housing Counselor certification for continued HUD funding! This faculty-led webinar training will help refresh your knowledge and skills in tenancy, one of the six major competencies emphasized in the HUD certification exam. This course will allow counselors to refresh their knowledge and skills in assisting their clients in understanding lease agreements, tenant and landlord maintenance responsibilities, renters insurance, and steps to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants.

1644334200 1000

The rapidly changing world of neuroscience has given rise to concepts of multiple types of intelligence, including emotional and social intelligence. Success in an organization is no longer solely defined by task skills, abilities and traditional leadership models. Self-awareness of our emotions and those of others is critical to building healthy organizations. In this webinar, we will begin to explore the Emotional Intelligence framework, the specific EI quadrants of the Goleman Model, and the science behind it all. We will identify how Emotional Intelligence impacts our organizations, leadership and teams. Participants will leave with a better sense of what EI and why it is so important to our work.

1644334200 1000

In this webinar, we will investigate a variety of successful approaches and techniques for achieving participation goals and objectives, both in-person and online. Effective and fun participation processes can also develop participant leadership skills and help your stakeholders become better equipped to continue advancing their community’s interests. We will explore options from a large World Cafe, storytelling, and place-based exercises to intimate porch talks, dialogue circles, and interviews – and everything in between. You will walk away with hands-on experience with new engagement tactics, and an understanding of when they may be most appropriate to enhance your revitalization planning process.

1644341400 1000

This webinar will cover all of the essentials of managing a shared equity housing program, from program planning to problem solving—with an emphasis on the implementation of proven stewardship activities that will help assure the success of your owners, the quality or your portfolio and the viability of your program overall. You will be introduced to the entire stewardship toolbox and come away with an understanding of how to effectively adapt them to the culture and capacity of your own organization and community.

1644341400 1000

Come join us in this safe, interactive space where everyone’s voice and vision can be shared and heard. In this time of social divisions and tensions, our course takes you on a journey of discovery and connection. This highly engaging and interactive 3-part webinar series of conversations builds upon and adds to participants’ personal/family journeys as well as their collective insights about the role of racial, ethnic, and other differences in US history and society. We ask and explore questions including: What are the root concepts or beliefs that give birth to privilege, unequal power and prejudice? What role did Story, Land, Labor, and Race play in the creation and maintenance of Privilege, Power, Prejudice and Capitalism?

The session allows participants to explore diversity within a social, political, economic and historic lens. We will accurately present and analyze examples of the history of the creation of race and power.

1644341400 1000

Are you ready for the HUD counselor certification? All housing counselors at HUD-approved counseling agencies must obtain the Housing Counselor certification for continued HUD funding! This faculty-led webinar training will help refresh your knowledge and skills in financial management, one of the six major competencies emphasized in the HUD certifica-tion exam. This course will allow counselors to refresh their knowledge and skills in teaching clients budgeting skills, savings needs, and credit usage. Counselors will be able to effectively communicate actionable suggestions on implementing sound financial behaviors.

1644341400 1000

As clients approach the mortgage-ready stage of the pre-purchase process, housing counselors should be able to discuss financing options, including various government loans. While most counselors include FHA mortgage products in the conversation, they should have an understanding of all government loans to help weigh options that most benefit the clients’ financial goals. In this course, participants will explore the benefits of securing an FHA loan product, review eligibility criteria for VA and Rural Housing Service special loan programs, and learn how to examine government vs. conventional products with clients. In addition, tips and techniques will be shared regarding how to increase your mortgage-ready pipeline of clients with the help of government financing.

1644348600 1000

A successful housing rehab department must have in place the policies, procedures and practices to support the program and the people who work in it. Participants will begin to consider how developing specifications and standards can improve their programs, and look at template tools to make the development more manageable.

1644348600 1000

The impact of COVID-19 on renters means that housing counselors will likely encounter a substantial increase in rental counseling demand. Counseling renters during and after the pandemic will require updates to current rental counseling processes, including an understanding of new relief programs. Current eviction moratoria have offered a temporary reprieve, but housing counselors must be prepared for the long-term implications for at-risk renters that will likely hit us in spring 2021. This course will arm learners with the most current information on the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act, government assistance programs, eviction moratorium and rental relief options. It will also provide tips and resources for housing counselors to assists their clients efficiently and effectively during the pandemic and avoid eviction after the moratorium is lifted. Counselors will also be provided with the latest updates on tenant rights and federal procedures during the current health and economic crisis.

1644348600 1000

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many individuals to lose money from reduced work hours, job loss or temporary business closures. The ripple effect of an income loss means that many of them may not be able to pay all of their bills, especially debt which can negatively impact their credit. And this negative impact on their credit can create long-term obstacles to financial solvency.

These same individuals are also at the highest risk of scams. These scams prey upon the fears many have surrounding COVID-19 and may block access to legitimate assistance needed for recovery. In this webinar, housing counselors will learn how to best counsel their clients on the necessary steps they should take to protect their credit during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The course will include strategies to help clients:

• Prioritize specific types of debt

• Establish a repayment plan that protects their credit

• Communicate effectively with creditors

• Pinpoint specific COVID-19 scams that are targeting them

• Take measures to protect themselves and their credit

1644348600 1000

Comprehensive neighborhood revitalization doesn’t just happen by itself — it requires an intentional process, from initial research and analysis through evaluating results. During this fun and interactive introductory course, participants will learn how to design and conduct a participatory neighborhood analysis process for comprehensive revitalization planning. You will also gain experience developing goals and measurable objectives and preparing a revitalization action plan. Recognizing that neighborhoods across the country vary widely and that each professional will bring a unique set of knowledge, skills and experiences to the course, it is designed to provide common language and applied tools that participants can use for successful neighborhood revitalization in any community.

1644411780 1000

By creating healthier housing, we promote the growth and development of our children, provide a safer indoor environment for all, and potentially reduce health visits and reduce associated health care costs.

Many dwelling units have health hazards. With a growing body of evidence that links many health risks with existing housing conditions, this course will introduce you to the links between housing and health, the benefits of a holistic approach, and the basic principles of healthy housing. In addition, we provide some standard practices your program can use to reduce or prevent hazards for renters or homeowners.

1644413400 1000

Homeowners and renters alike are finding themselves wondering what happens now that I may be evicted from my home. Will I ever be able to rent again, or purchase a home again? As a counselor, how can you help? When an Eviction or Foreclosure is inevitable, providing timely and accurate steps to navigate through the credit implications, while giving hope of moving beyond the crisis, is a valuable skill.

1644420600 1000

The COVID-19 crisis has caused an uptick in families who need housing counseling assistance. Those at a higher risk include households with minimal to no savings, limited English proficiency, older populations and many more. These same vulnerable populations are at high risk of becoming homeless. However, with proper tools, which you’ll gain in this session, housing counseling agencies can help minimize the risk and impact of current financial circumstances on these vulnerable populations.

1644420600 1000

Do you want to help potential owner-occupied buyers looking for down-payment assistance for purchasing rental property that they plan to live in, and are not sure where to start? Do you want to provide potential owner-occupied buyers of rental properties with varying incomes tips on partnership opportunities that may exist? Do you want to identify strategies that may work for owner-occupied buyers of rental properties that want to focus on diverse neighborhoods?

1644420600 0

Meaningful and accessible community engagement is critical to successful revitalization. However, doing it well can be a very challenging task—and failing to do it well can have a major negative impact on the process. An effective, participatory process requires careful and well thought-out planning.


In this webinar, we will focus on developing a public participation plan to serve as a guide to organizing, executing and evaluating a community engagement program. A good public participation plan connects a stakeholder analysis and goals and objective objectives with an array of appropriate participatory techniques, while also including practical considerations such logistics, materials, and time and resource constraints. Make your next engagement effort the best it can be!

1644427800 1000

This interactive webinar training course will teach participants how to size debt for a multifamily property. Lenders use two measures to assess how much a property can borrow: loan-to-value ratio, and supportable debt based on the property’s ability to pay (NOI/target debt service coverage ratio). In the course of the webinar, participants will learn how to use Excel to calculate supportable debt with each of these methods, and will come to understand what these two measures mean, and how underwriters use them.

All participants will be provided with an Excel spreadsheet, which will include two sets of exercises: the first on calculating maximum debt using the loan-to-value ratio, and the second on calculating maximum supportable debt using the NOI/DSCR method. The spreadsheet will include answers to all questions, which will allow participants to check their answers and their Excel formulas, offering a chance to both practice and check their understanding of the material.

1644427800 1000

Come join us in this safe, interactive space where everyone’s voice and vision can be shared and heard. In this time of social divisions and tensions, our course takes participants on a journey of discovery and connection. This highly engaging and interactive 3-part webinar series of conversations builds upon and adds to participants’ personal/family journeys as well as their collective insights about the role of racial, ethnic, and other differences in US history and society. The session allows participants to explore diversity within a social, political, economic and historic lens.

We ask and explore questions including: What are the root concepts or beliefs that give birth to privilege, unequal power and prejudice? What role did Story, Land, Labor, and Race play in the creation and maintenance of Privilege, Power, Prejudice and Capitalism?

1644427800 1000

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to implement HUD’s HECM Counseling Standardization and Roster requirements, and obtain the tools needed to design a counseling process that meets HUD guidelines as expressed in the HECM Protocol. Participants can access the training site upon registration and begin looking at the valuable course resources prior to the live online training session.

1644427800 1000

This course provides a foundational framework for delivering financial capability services to a broad array of clients. You will learn the skills of trauma-informed services to maintain the safety and well-being of clients. At the same time, you will understand the practices of equitable service delivery to ensure inclusiveness. You also will identify self-care strategies that support your interpersonal work with clients.

1644435000 1000

Are you ready for the HUD counselor certification? All housing counselors at HUD-approved counseling agencies must obtain the Housing Counselor certification for continued HUD funding! This faculty-led webinar training to help refresh your knowledge and skills in avoiding foreclosure, one of the six major competencies emphasized in the HUD certification exam. This course will allow counselors to refresh their knowledge and skills in delinquency/eviction avoidance topics such as workflow processes, foreclosure law, and mitigation options.

1644435000 1000

The COVID-19 crisis has caused financial hardships including changes in income and even job loss among many American households. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides various assistance programs to help these households navigate the financial storm. In this webinar, housing professionals will identify steps to assist clients in adapting to a financial crisis by creating a budget, designing a strategic decision making process including the prioritization of important bills and expenses, and managing debt to further minimize financial impacts of the crisis. The content will review various resources that provide assistance to aid clients financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will also establish methods for helping clients find ways to increase income to stabilize their financial situation.

1644435000 1000

This webinar will focus on how to represent your data spatially. We’ll give a tutorial on the power of Tableau’s mapping platform, compare it to other GIS systems, and look at how Tableau mapping can inform decisions and help communicate impact to stakeholders. Please note: previous Tableau experience is preferred to get the most out of the course.

1644435000 1000

Comprehensive neighborhood revitalization doesn’t just happen by itself — it requires an intentional process from initial research and analysis through evaluating results. In this interactive 90-minute faculty-led webinar, participants will focus on how to develop a community vision and goal setting as part of the neighborhood planning process. You’ll leave able to engage with fellow residents and other neighborhood stakeholders and kick off a robust revitalization efforts

1644507000 1000

The impact of COVID-19 on renters means that housing counselors will likely encounter a substantial increase in rental counseling demand. Counseling renters during and after the pandemic will require updates to current rental counseling processes, including an understanding of new relief programs. Current eviction moratoria have offered a temporary reprieve, but housing counselors must be prepared for the long-term implications for at-risk renters that will likely hit us in spring 2021. This course will arm learners with the most current information on the COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act, government assistance programs, eviction moratorium and rental relief options. It will also provide tips and resources for housing counselors to assists their clients efficiently and effectively during the pandemic and avoid eviction after the moratorium is lifted. Counselors will also be provided with the latest updates on tenant rights and federal procedures during the current health and economic crisis.

1644507000 1000

Financial coaching is a proven way to improve financial outcomes for individuals by supporting them on the path toward financial goals and financial health. Unfortunately, these pathways are not always equitable and sometimes there are structural barriers that impede individual opportunity.

How can your approach to financial coaching be more inclusive? How can you adapt it to be more compelling, relevant, and culturally responsive to communities who have been historically shut out of financial opportunity? This course will help you use an intersectional equity lens that accounts for people’s multiple identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, geography) in your coaching work to help clients safely navigate current systems and move toward financial well-being. You will gain skills in seeing how identity shapes access and opportunity, acknowledging systemic harms, building trust, engaging in self-reflection, and gathering data to increase equitable outcomes.

1644507000 1000

Homeowners and renters alike are finding themselves wondering what happens now that I may be evicted from my home. Will I ever be able to rent again, or purchase a home again? As a counselor, how can you help? When an Eviction or Foreclosure is inevitable, providing timely and accurate steps to navigate through the credit implications, while giving hope of moving beyond the crisis, is a valuable skill.


1644507000 1000

Group facilitation is both an art and a science. While most of us learn to facilitate from experience, there are proven methods and methods that can improve our skills and maximize our impact. This is especially true now that we are learning how to facilitate in a mostly virtual world. This interactive webinar will look at both the core skills that remain the same no matter the medium and the changes we need to make facilitating online. Participants will begin to identify their personal facilitation strengths and weaknesses and understand how their values impact the work. We will also look at best practices for leading groups towards decision-making and strategies for managing group dynamics.

1644514200 1000

There is much communication around describing the proposed project and understanding the funder's programs and requirements. The right kind of communication is extremely helpful in gaining loan approval. This course is an introduction to the terminology commonly used in the loan underwriting process. By taking the time to first understand the basic vocabulary of loan underwriting, the participant will find that the rest of the learning process becomes much easier. That is our main goal here: making the rest of the process easier. Plus, learning vocabulary is fun! This class is a great way to invest in your future by learning about the loan underwriting process.

1644514200 1000

This faculty-led webinar training provides you with an introduction to CounselorMax. You will learn the basics of navigating the system as well as workflow process and procedures using industry best practices for client management systems. You will also learn about the reporting capabilities within CounselorMax which include the HUD 9902. The webinar training will last 90-minutes and include resource materials, check-and-reflect activities, interactive polling, and participant Q&A with the faculty. A quiz will open at the conclusion of the session which must be passed in order to obtain a certificate and credit toward continuing education hours. Participants can access the training site upon registration and begin looking at the available resources prior to the live online training session. Participants will complete the quiz and print their certificate immediately after the live session.

1644514200 1000

This webinar will focus on how to communicate your data’s story. We’ll talk about data visualization best practices including how to make clear graphs and charts, color accessibility, and consistent formatting. This webinar will be based in Tableau, but no previous Tableau experience is required.

1644521400 1000

This faculty-led webinar will give you great test-taking strategies and practice to increase your confidence and give you the skills to break down questions in all six competency areas. After you register and log in, you will find the assessment coursework document under the resources (book icon) in the course. Be sure to complete the 25-question assessment before the webinar. We’ll review each question and provide the answers during the webinar so you can get a good sense of how ready you are. This course provides 1.5 hours of continuing education.

1644521400 1000

When renters and prospective buyers consider where to live, the decision is usually dominated by apartments for renters and single-family detached homes for buyers. Manufactured homes, a leader of factory-built construction, are often overlooked. Yet manufactured homes can represent a more efficient, precise, and affordable option for many people, especially in rural areas. Educators and counselors will examine how to provide clients with a new understanding of broader options to satisfy housing needs, and how best to outline the benefits. This primer course is best for either new staff unfamiliar with factory-built housing, or experienced staff that are looking to enhance their program offerings and knowledge of affordable housing options.

By the end of this course, learners will expand their recognition of housing types, comprehend new concepts and terminology, identify financing methods, and learn about preferred home elements. Community development professionals will be armed with knowledge and resources to dispel common myths about manufactured housing.

1644521400 1000

A strong community revitalization effort requires not only effective and efficient planning and implementation, but also a focus on evaluating results and iterating improvement. In this 90-minute faculty-led webinar participants will focus on creating measurable objectives as part of the neighborhood plan and methods to evaluate the results. We’ll also spend time on how to communicate results as part of an important feedback loop to stakeholders and funders.

1644521400 1000

The call for equity has never been louder. Yet, we are far from the aspirational goal of equal access to essential resources and opportunities for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and have other gender and sexual identities (LGBTQ+). That reality is amplified for LGBTQ+ people with intersecting identities that have been historically blocked from financial opportunities—such as youth, seniors, and Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian people. In general, LGBTQ+ people experience relatively high rates of housing and financial insecurity over their lives due to inconsistent legal protections, discrimination, and other systemic barriers. Inclusive housing and community development programs are vital for the LGBTQ+ community’s well-being and long-term financial security. To meet the needs of the community, programs need to adapt their approaches in ways that are culturally responsive and relevant. In this 90-minute interactive webinar, you will gain valuable skills and resources, laying the groundwork for being more inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community. Find out what the nuanced needs of the community are. Become more culturally aware. Learn how to provide general and tailored programs and solutions, all while heeding the call for equity.

1644593400 1000

Are you ready for the HUD counselor certification? All housing counselors at HUD-approved counseling agencies must obtain the Housing Counselor certification for continued HUD funding! This faculty-led webinar training will help counselors better understand homeownership promotion, one of the six major competencies emphasized in the HUD certification exam. This course will allow counselors to refresh their knowledge and skills in changes impacting the housing and rental markets; working with realtors, inspectors and appraisers; and the range of available mortgage products.

1644593400 1000

This faculty-led webinar training provides you with an introduction to CounselorMax. You will learn the basics of navigating the system as well as workflow process and procedures using industry best practices for client management systems. You will also learn about the reporting capabilities within CounselorMax which include the HUD 9902.

1644600600 1000

The American Rescue Plan contains allowances for "Housing Provisions" but what exactly does that mean? This class will explore the various eligible uses of the ARP funds and how communities can utilize these funds to meet basic housing needs for the residents of their communities. For renters and homeowners alike, these funds are somewhat flexible. Join us as we explore the wide variety of uses and how these funds can help rebuild your community.

1644600600 1000

Financial education and coaching are proven methods to help Native clients achieve financial well-being. To be successful in this effort, practitioners must understand the cultural and historical context of the Native communities and the people they serve, as well as how financial structures may differ. In this webinar, you will gain significant knowledge and learn best practices in laying the foundation for more inclusive financial capability programming for Native communities. Discover the cultural considerations, advanced training opportunities, adaptations for different age groups, and virtual training techniques for Native participants. This course will focus on these key components, helping coaches and counselors to communicate the benefits of their financial capability programs. Gain insight into the differences between the best practices of group financial education versus one-on-one coaching.

1644600600 1000

In today’s nonprofit environment organizations are often forced to juggle an increased demand for financial capability services with limited staff and resources. Organizations are looking for financial capability business models that engage and retain clients, show meaningful impact and can be sustainable over time. Hear about how cutting-edge organizations are working towards sustainability by forming strategic partnerships, creating program efficiencies and establishing pricing structures for services.

1644420600 1000

A Loan Origination System (LOS) can speed up your borrower’s mortgage application process while helping ensure you stay compliant with lending industry requirements. Today’s LOS platforms offer enhanced benefits and even greater efficiencies than in years past. Sending electronic disclosures, e-signing documents and collecting borrower information electronically has never been easier. Extensive customization features allow for a wide range of unique data collection, document prep and reporting options. Join us for a 90-minute webinar as we explore the three primary systems used by community-based lenders – BytePro, Encompass and Point. If you’re new to the LOS marketplace, we’ll share tips and tricks on what to look for in any system. If you’re already using one of these platforms, we’ll let you know how to get the most out of the system you already have. Finally, we’ll touch on some of the new players on the horizon that may be future industry disruptors.

1644514200 1000

In this 90-minute webinar you will learn about the key strategic questions your organization should be asking if you are considering becoming a community development financial institution. The webinar will cover key components of adding lending to your business model and how to assess your organization’s readiness in each area. This includes assessing your mission and market, considering appropriate products and services, determining your internal capacity to start and grow a lending program, evaluating your legal structure, and identifying key partnerships necessary to support a successful community development lender.

1644593400 1000

Community builders and organizers assist and support communities to create the future the community wants. Some changes can occur from within, other changes need “outside” assistance, including from the city or county council, planning commission or any number of other democratic bodies that make policy for the public. The people who serve on those various boards hold significant power over the future of a community. Who are they, how can we influence them, how can our community become the power influencers? This 3-part webinar series explores who makes the policies that affect our communities, and what roles individuals and organization can play in influencing policies.

1644247800 1000

Are you ready for the HUD counselor certification? All housing counselors at HUD-approved counseling agencies must obtain the Housing Counselor certification for continued HUD funding!


This faculty-led webinar training will help refresh your knowledge and skills in housing affordability, one of the six major competencies emphasized in the HUD certification exam. This course will allow counselors to refresh their knowledge and skills in helping clients assess homeownership and rental affordability options. Skills covered include practical ways to calculate income, determine different types of debt and review credit history.

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Financial coaching is a proven approach to helping people achieve long-term financial goals and build assets. A successful coach must master a set of skills that can help empower clients to clearly assess their long-term financial goals and build strong financial habits. These skills can be used in one-to-one coaching sessions or in individual or group financial counselling programs. This course will illustrate the various skills needed to become a good financial coach. Gain insight into the dynamics of the client coach relationship and learn about the techniques and approaches that can help get your clients on the road to financial empowerment.

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It’s been a year or more since you successfully completed HO109 Foreclosure Basics, and we know how important it is for you to have convenient access to timely foreclosure information you can rely on. You’ll have an opportunity to brush up on key concepts from the original course and apply the latest foreclosure protocols and processes to your work. Led by one of our top-notch instructors, Foreclosure Tune-Up will help you and your clients better navigate the current landscape for homeowners in crisis.

Faculty-Led Courses and One Week Workshop

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If you're providing housing education or counseling, or if you are an affordable housing developer - be it for homeownership or rental - it is crucial that you understand the scope of fair housing laws and the consequences of their violation. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues related to discriminatory practices in housing, lending and insurance, as well as the rights and remedies available under federal, state and local fair housing laws. By mastering the do's and don'ts of fair housing law, you will be able to help your clients protect their rights.


This one-week workshop takes place from February 7 – 11, 2022. The live session takes place on Monday, February 7 at 2:30pm ET. Once enrolled, it's recommended that you access the course before the start of the VTI. Review the Introduction materials and complete any course Pre-work as needed. You will need to access the course every day to complete the required course work to achieve a passing score and receive a certificate of completion.

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This one-week workshop goes beyond the day-to-day compliance needs of property management and covers the variety of responsibilities the General Partner has for maintaining compliance through the life of the property. These responsibilities include fulfilling program obligations to the IRS and the State Tax Credit Allocation agency, managing resident selection, income certification and rent limits and understanding the Partnership Agreement and the financial and reporting needs of the Limited Partner. Starting with an overview of how the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program works, this class provides participants an opportunity to discuss what happens after the credits are awarded.


This one-week workshop takes place from February 7 – 11, 2022. The live session takes place on Monday, February 7 at 2:30pm ET. Once enrolled, it's recommended that you access the course before the start of the VTI. Review the Introduction materials and complete any course Pre-work as needed. You will need to access the course every day to complete the required course work to achieve a passing score and receive a certificate of completion.

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In this one-week workshop, we will explore what Guerilla Urbanism is, what some of the strategies and tactics are (e.g. tactical place-making, traffic calming and re-design, pop-up commerce incubation, etc.), who some of the drivers of Guerilla Urbanism are or can be (hint: you!), and where Guerilla Urbanism is most likely to succeed.


This one-week workshop takes place from February 7 – 11, 2022. The live session takes place on Monday, February 7 at 10:30am ET. Once enrolled, it's recommended that you access the course before the start of the VTI. Review the Introduction materials and complete any course Pre-work as needed. You will need to access the course every day to complete the required course work to achieve a passing score and receive a certificate of completion.

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This one-week workshop explores the skills, qualities, and responsibilities of effective leaders. Participants will identify their individual leadership strengths and weaknesses, build new capacity, and utilize tools to become stronger leaders. Understand common barriers to realizing leadership potential and learn techniques and tools to recruit and motivate new leaders. Participants will work interactively with peers also seeking to grow their leadership talents. Come prepared to draft your personal leadership development/action plan.


This one-week workshop takes place from February 7 – 11, 2022. The live session takes place on Monday, February 7 at 12:30pm ET. Once enrolled, it's recommended that you access the course before the start of the VTI. Review the Introduction materials and complete any course Pre-work as needed. You will need to access the course every day to complete the required course work to achieve a passing score and receive a certificate of completion.

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This 4-week faculty-led online course is designed to provide housing counselors with a comprehensive understanding of all the aspects of rental housing counseling. Participants will leave knowing how to evaluate a client situation regarding rental housing and how to counsel through current rental, new rental or transitioning to rental situations. The course also creates hands on learning opportunities around the topics of renting obstacles, the leasing process, Fair Housing protections, the essentials of being a successful tenant, how to prevent eviction and tips on being a first time landlord.


The course will present best practices that are being used in the housing counseling industry and unique tools developed especially for rental housing counseling. It will also give the participant an opportunity to learn through a variety of learning methods, including working with a Rental Counseling Process Model and hands on experience with case study examples.


This course takes place from February 8 – March 7, 2022. There will be a 90-minute live session on 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1 @ 10:30am ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

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Do you feel challenged to clearly and graphically convey what your programs are all about to your board, staff and funders? Can you demonstrate the connection between your organization’s investments and its long-term economic impact in the community? This course uses the Logic Model framework to help you plan with the end in mind. You’ll improve your ability to design, market, monitor and evaluate your organization’s programs using long-term, measurable outcomes. This versatile and essential tool for designing community development programs will help you to identify needed resources, actions, achievable outcomes and community impact. In this interactive course you will study the difference between inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impact, and practice your hand at designing Logic Models through interactive class exercises.


This course takes place from February 8 – March 7, 2022. There will be a 90-minute live session on 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1 @ 10:30am ET.

 

This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

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This 4-week faculty-led online course is a beginner- to intermediate-level course and is recommended for counselors and others with less than 12 months of foreclosure intervention counseling experience. Learn the protocols for counseling homeowners in financial crisis. Default and delinquency will be addressed, including reasons for default; Ways to maximize income and reduce expenses; Calculating delinquencies; Understanding the players in the mortgage marketplace; Loss mitigation options for a variety of mortgage products; Legal information about foreclosure laws and timelines; Tips on effectively communicating with lenders and servicers; and Understanding homeowner and lender rights and obligations found in loan documents. One year of general homeownership counseling experience is recommended prior to taking this course.


This course takes place from February 8 – March 7, 2022. There will be a 90-minute live session on 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1 @ 10:30am ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

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Participants learn the principles and applications of housing counseling from the industry's and the counselor's points of view to help them acquire the basic skills needed to be effective counselors. They learn the principles of effective counseling, essential elements of pre- and post-purchase counseling for homeowners, and delinquency and default counseling. They are introduced to common client issues and effective intervention strategies. Participants learn practical tools to help renters, prospective homebuyers and existing homeowners develop and manage basic household budgets, enhance their savings practices and loan payment, improve credit scores, and recognize and avoid predatory lenders.


This 4-week faculty-led online course is for individuals typically new to the housing industry, seek to learn the principles and applications of housing counseling from the industry's and the counselor's points of view to help them acquire the basic skills needed to be effective counselors


This course takes place from February 8 – March 7, 2022. There will be a 90-minute live session on 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1 @ 2:30pm ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

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Seeking financial security, today's consumer is searching for real-time information on how to maneuver through the maze of financial products and services, establish or rebuild credit, reduce debt and save for the future. Helping clients reach their potential through a variety of services has never been more essential. This course addresses the fundamental components to successfully delivering a well-designed financial education program, starting with group education and the primary ways consumers behave with their money: visioning; maximizing income; spending; saving; borrowing and protecting.


Participants explore growing industry trends surrounding comprehensive "financial capability" programs, lifestyle changes, counseling, coaching and measuring outcomes. Educators and non-profit leadership will learn some of the most current practices in implementing an effective and sustainable program that best meets the needs of diverse audiences. Innovative strategies using a variety of delivery methods, including social media, will be explored, along with available resources.


This course takes place from February 8 – March 7, 2022. There will be a 90-minute live session on 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1 @ 2:30pm ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

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This is an intermediate level Post Purchase online course. This covers the recommended standards in design and methodology for post-purchase education programs. The course focuses on topics that help both new and existing homeowners manage their most important asset - their home. These topics include home maintenance and repair, financial management and budgeting skills, insurance, methods for getting homeowners more involved in their community, early intervention programs to prevent delinquencies and default, and the pros and cons of refinancing. Learn how to develop sustainable, effective programs and recruit homeowners in your area to your classes.


Participants should be fully familiar with financial education concepts prior to taking this course. An exam is given following the course for those interested in obtaining certification in post-purchase education training.


This course takes place from February 9 – March 8, 2022. There will be a 90-minute live session on 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 @ 10:30am ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

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Developing leadership within communities of color is a necessity in the field of community development. However, when looking at communities of color, we should also include an understanding of cultural factors and values and their impact on the leadership development process. Managers as well as organizational and community leaders need to be aware of the unique assets communities of color bring, while also understanding many of the historical challenges faced in the leadership development process. This deeply researched and highly interactive course explores cultural dynamics to consider when creating leadership programs. It will also provide strategies for creating dynamic leadership in organizations and communities.


This course takes place from February 9 – March 8, 2022. There will be a 90-minute live session on 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 @ 10:30am ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

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Community-based projects often bring together diverse stakeholders and partners with a variety of needs and contributions. Whether your project team consists of members of your organization, community partners, or volunteers, working collaboratively has both advantages and challenges. Effectively managing projects includes demonstrating both strong organizational and interpersonal skills that create results. How can you drive effectiveness and efficiency within these diverse groups? How can you best manage the strengths of your team to reach its goals? How can you help prepare a team for the developmental stages they will encounter while working together? This course uses participatory learning to introduce key components of project management, explore how individual strengths impact group performance, and offer a new lens to approaching your current projects. This course welcomes both veteran project staff who are looking to innovate the way they do things and professionals who are newer to collaborative processes.


This course takes place from February 9 – March 8, 2022. There will be a 90-minute live session on 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 @ 12:30pm ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

1644435000 12

This course is for pre-purchase homeownership counselors with a minimum of one year of one-on-one counseling delivery experience. Through hands-on applications, this intermediate-level course teaches counselors the skills, procedures and subject matter expertise needed to create successful new homeowners. Participants will learn how to provide one-on-one counseling sessions to address savings, credit and debt barriers to homeownership, and use the latest industry tools, techniques and resources. Additionally, participants will practice mortgage readiness assessment, prequalification, standardized income calculations, credit report review, action plan development, and other key counseling activities.


This course takes place from February 9 – March 8, 2022. There will be a 90-minute live session on 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 @ 2:30pm ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

1644507000 12

Get ready! Elevate your knowledge in the six essential competency areas, including financial management, housing affordability, homeownership, avoiding foreclosure, tenancy and fair housing. Set yourself up for success in meeting HUD’s counselor certification requirements by starting your prep with this 4-week faculty-led online course. We’ll tackle the HUD study guide step-by-step, and provide tools and relevant activities to help you master and memorize content before taking the HUD counselor certification exam.


This course takes place from February 10 – March 9, 2022. There will be a live session on 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 and 3/3 @ 10:30am ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

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Is your organization planning to partner with a Native community or organization? Do you have a Native community in your service area that you would like to serve? Would partnering with a Native organization fit and support the mission of your organization? In this faculty-led online course, we will examine the ingredients necessary to create successful partnerships in Native communities. We will begin by looking at culture, the differences between Western and Native cultures, and the impact of these differences on partnerships. We will take an in-depth look at the history of Native America, sovereignty and federal trust relationships, and Native economies. Next, we will learn a step-by step process to develop an actual partnership. This process will include learning about the potential partner community, developing internal capacity, and conducting effective outreach. By the end of the training, we will develop draft partnership plans that are tailored to participants’ specific situations.


This course takes place from February 10 – March 9, 2022. There will be a live session on 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 and 3/3 @ 10:30am ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

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This course is specifically designed for those who are working to serve the community development needs of rural areas. Begin by exploring the basics of rural community economic development (CED) and understanding concepts like the multiplier effect and capital leakage, as well as the difference between basic and non-basic industries. Explore key topics for rural CED including capital needs, broadband expansion, and building a pipeline of leaders of color.


Case studies, exercises, lectures and examples developed specifically to illustrate the nuances of working in rural communities will be used. The rural specific content of this new course will highlight the best practices being used in rural community economic development in the United States today. Learn how your economic development program can make informed choices about tools and strategies such as loan programs, targeted real estate projects, job training programs or business incubators. It will also delve into the various challenges that economic development programs in rural areas encounter.


This course takes place from February 10 – March 9, 2022. There will be a 90-minute live session on 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 and 3/3 @ 12:30pm ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

1644521400 12

Designed for counselors with experience providing one-on-one foreclosure intervention and default counseling, this rigorous, in-depth course covers critical elements of the default and foreclosure process, as well as loss mitigation options for prime and subprime loans. Participants will engage in exercises and examine case studies which will sharpen their negotiating skills with servicers and improve their counseling methods with clients. There are two training requirements for certification. This course is part 1 of the certification – within 30 days of completing this course the participants must take an exam and achieve a minimum score of 80%. Part II of the foreclosure counselor certification requires the successful completion of HO307.


This course takes place from February 10 – March 9, 2022. There will be a live session on 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 and 3/3 @ 2:30pm ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

1644521400 12

Transforming your organization to run as a social enterprise can mean great things for your long-term sustainability through increased earned revenue. But the shift in business model can entail profound organizational changes, resulting in culture shock as your organization adapts to new and different ways of work. This foundational course for the new social entrepreneurship track provides a framework for navigating the ups and downs of change as an organization transitions to a social enterprise business model. The fundamentals of organizational transformation will be explored as participants learn what it takes to create a climate for change, to examine status quo and its implications on their business, and to communicate change to support buy-in with staff, stakeholders, and the community. Participants will also learn how to craft a vision statement that captures the future for the business as it strives to meet a “double bottom line” of both mission and profitability. Recommended for executive and senior management staff members and board members, as well as program staff of nonprofit organizations.


This course takes place from February 10 – March 9, 2022. There will be a live session on 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 and 3/3 @ 2:30pm ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

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By the end of this course, participants will master a range of techniques to measure the profitability of multi-family real estate. In addition, you will be able to evaluate options for refinancing a property’s debt. You will also be able to calculate debt service payments based on a given set of terms and calculate the maximum debt a property can support. The audience for this course includes financial practitioners from profit and nonprofit organizations across the country who are actively engaged in the stewardship of affordable multi-family housing. This course is appropriate for asset managers and others in positions whose work incorporates elements of asset management (CFOs and senior-level property management professionals, as well as administrators of state or federal affordable housing programs).


This is the first of a two-part course in advanced financial analytic techniques; this two-part class is required for the CHAM® certification curriculum. It is assumed that the participants in this course are proficient in the use of Excel. In addition, this course requires a test, successful completion of which is required for CHAM®. AM291, Financial Fundamentals for Asset Managers, is a prerequisite for Advanced Financial Tools, and participants must pass the AM291 exam before enrolling in this class.


This course takes place from February 8– March 7, 2022. There will be a 90-minute live session on 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/1@ 10:30am ET.

 

This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

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With the flexibility and convenience that the online world provides, more and more consumers are turning to virtual service options. To meet client demand, it is important that nonprofits keep up with trends and look for ways to transition their financial capability education and coaching services online. This course will teach learners how to replicate their in-person financial capability services and transition to provide them online. Learners will identify how to design both counseling sessions and online classes using the right virtual platform, how to effectively engage and teach content, and how to strategically utilize free marketing tools to attract clients and increase participation in programming.


This course takes place from February 9 – March 8, 2022. There will be a 90-minute live session on 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 @ 2:30pm ET.


This faculty-led course includes self-paced online assignments and the use of peer discussion forums. The course is presented in four weekly lessons. Participants should expect to spend approximately four hours per week on course related reading and assignments.

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This one-week workshop introduces the key components of real estate financing. Learn basic real estate financial terms and basic principles of financing real estate. Examine the concept of loan amortization and the American mortgage lending system for rental and homeownership. Learn to use spreadsheets to make basic financial calculations of loan payments; interest rates; present and future values of investments/loans; and the APR. Appropriate for persons new to real estate financing and those wanting to learn how to use spreadsheets. A basic knowledge of Excel is necessary for this class.


This one-week workshop takes place from February 7 – 11, 2022. The live session takes place on Monday, February 7 at 10:30am ET.


Once enrolled, it's recommended that you access the course before the start of the VTI. Review the Introduction materials and complete any course Pre-work as needed. You will need to access the course every day to complete the required course work to achieve a passing score and receive a certificate of completion.

Networking Opportunities

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1644264900 35

In this roundtable we will identify what is essential and what's not essential in your life right now, both at wok, home and personally. Do you feel like there are some things in your life that are keeping you from focusing on what really needs to get done? Then come to this roundtable and learn how to F.O.C.U.S. and we will work on identifying in the roundtable what is essential, so you can leave with an action plan.

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Are you an Executive planning to move on? Are you a staff person or board member in an organization that will be experiencing a change in organizational leadership? Leadership transitions can have tremendous impact on an organization. Come hear and share some tips and ideas of how to manage those transitions before, during, and after.

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NeighborWorks Network organizations have deep, on-the-ground experience in helping residents and communities prepare for, survive and recover from disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, and floods, as well as man-made disasters. NeighborWorks organizations are there, even when first responders have moved on to the next emergency, providing services, counseling and referrals to aid in recovery efforts. Join with colleagues to learn and discuss short and long-term strategies, tools and templates and business continuity planning that have worked to lay the groundwork for what to do in a disaster before a disaster starts; to build disaster resistant and resilient residents and communities.

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A key role of every supervisor is to assist each staff person to achieve his or her best job performance. Coaching is an ongoing process of helping employees identify and overcome obstacles hindering them from excelling at their jobs. More and more organizations are hearing that to be an effective manager, it is important to sometimes be a coach for your staff. Come learn some great coaching skills to motivate, energize, and support your staff. 

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Let's talk about tips and tricks for managing thru our chaotic lives and schedules. Zoom meetings, emails, home life, personal life, oh my, oh my! We could go on and on. If you don't have time to quadrant out your life or you just need to freshen up those time management skills, this roundtable is for you.

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NeighborWorks Network organizations have deep, on-the-ground experience in helping residents and communities prepare for, survive and recover from disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, and floods, as well as man-made disasters. NeighborWorks organizations are there, even when first responders have moved on to the next emergency, providing services, counseling and referrals to aid in recovery efforts. Join with colleagues to learn and discuss short and long-term strategies, tools and templates and business continuity planning that have worked to lay the groundwork for what to do in a disaster before a disaster starts; to build disaster resistant and resilient residents and communities. 

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Now more than ever with racial inequity and other disparities so blatantly evident by COVID-19 and social unrest, it is important for organizations to take stock on how they measure the disconnection between values, purpose, and practice along with organizational culture. How does the organization's espoused values align with operational behavior? Come join for a conversation about organizational cultural assessments: what they are and how they can benefit organizations.

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Come learn about the movement, the mission, and the money! NeighborWorks America's Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI) provides access to learnings, tools, technical assistance from subject matter experts, and peer support. These resources are a framework for NeighborWorks organizations (NWOs) to change the way they do business, by moving from a social service business model to a social enterprise business model. As social enterprises, NWOs will work to meet a double bottom-line: delivering on their core mission and becoming more sustainable through greater earned revenue. Join us for this introduction to SBI session to learn more about how the NeighborWorks Network is leading the charge on increasing efficiencies, becoming more sustainable, scaling their services, and ultimately, having greater impact in communities they serve.



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Come learn about the movement, the mission, and the money! NeighborWorks America's Sustainable Business Initiative (SBI) provides access to learnings, tools, technical assistance from subject matter experts, and peer support. These resources are a framework for NeighborWorks organizations (NWOs) to change the way they do business, by moving from a social service business model to a social enterprise business model. As social enterprises, NWOs will work to meet a double bottom-line: delivering on their core mission and becoming more sustainable through greater earned revenue. Join us for this introduction to SBI session to learn more about how the NeighborWorks Network is leading the charge on increasing efficiencies, becoming more sustainable, scaling their services, and ultimately, having greater impact in communities they serve.



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Participants will have the chance to hear from and help inform the Healthy Homes and Communities Initiative’s strategy, on ways NeighborWorks can support network organization’s build relationships with and secure lending capital investments from the health sector, to fund affordable housing and community development projects.

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Participants will have a chance to hear from network organizations sharing their work at this intersection of aging, health, and housing. Learn and discuss what the challenges and opportunities are at this intersection, and what’s important to know now and the future to plan for housing this demographic, and how to support health and well-being. 

1644246000 100

Unwind and move your feet to the fun beats and sounds of Zumba, the popular Latin- inspired dance fitness program. Join certified fitness instructor Tracey Royal for a few fun-filled minutes, dancing to inspiring music with easy moves that you can do anywhere. Zumba is a fun way to take the “work” out of working out by combining cardio, balance, and flexibility with a mix of high-intensity and low-intensity moves that everybody can do, no matter the age or fitness level. Tracy’s energetic style will guide you through a variety of cool moves to a fantastic playlist of family-friendly music while providing tips and encouragement. You will energize your mind, body, and spirit for the remainder of the day during this serious dose of fun! All fitness levels are welcome.


Instructor: Tracey Royal Hughes


By registering for the Zumba class, you voluntarily assume all risk and responsibility for injury, harm, or other damages that may arise out of participation. You also agree to hold harmless NeighborWorks America, its staff, and its contractors. Activities like cooking and exercise have inherent risks. Please use your best judgment regarding safety, equipment, your surroundings, etc. Remember, participation in any or all of this offering is totally voluntary.  

1644253200 100

Fundraising is a core nonprofit management skill. The ability to generate resources is key in nonprofit leadership – no money, no mission. Nonprofit executives who are confident and competent in their fundraising role are more likely to get hired into senior leadership, and more likely to be successful once they get there. This session is focused on building the personal fundraising skills of senior managers whose jobs are fundraising-adjacent. Participants will learn how to enhance these skills in themselves and their organizations and will develop their ability to work with others to establish an effective fundraising team. Special attention will be paid to specific challenges of cross-racial fundraising, focusing on the role of race and privilege in reinforcing the inequitable distribution of money and power in the nonprofit universe.


Speaker: Judy Levine, Cause Effective

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This is a virtual hunt that will take you through alternating rounds of photo and video challenges meant to be completed around your home, as well as live scavenger hunt rounds where you will have to race to find items and bring them to the Zoom.



Hosted by: City Hunt

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This impactful session demonstrates fitness movements to help adults who are sitting at their desk for a prolonged period of time. These movements can be done by all fitness levels and are essential to having a good range of motion for daily activities.



Instructor: Shawn Chevalier, Chevalier Life & fitness Coaching, LLC


By registering for the Beneficial Exercises to Combat Sitting At Your Desk class, you voluntarily assume all risk and responsibility for injury, harm, or other damages that may arise out of participation. You also agree to hold harmless NeighborWorks America, its staff, and its contractors. Activities like cooking and exercise have inherent risks. Please use your best judgment regarding safety, equipment, your surroundings, etc. Remember, participation in any or all of this offering is totally voluntary.  

1644346800 100

The doctor is in and it's time for a personal financial check-up! Internal issues are often masked by external symbols of prosperity. A check-up is necessary to identify early signs of habits that can become problematic later. After the check-up, based on your diagnosis, you'll be able to determine if you need financial first aid, relief from pain that has infected or your finances, or open finance surgery to correct long-term issues.


Speaker: Rita Green, Green Adult Education Services (GRADES)


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Unwind and move your feet to the fun beats and sounds of Zumba, the popular Latin- inspired dance fitness program. Join certified fitness instructor Tracey Royal for a few fun-filled minutes, dancing to inspiring music with easy moves that you can do anywhere. Zumba is a fun way to take the “work” out of working out by combining cardio, balance, and flexibility with a mix of high-intensity and low intensity moves that everybody can do, no matter the age or fitness level. Tracy’s energetic style will guide you through a variety of cool moves to a fantastic playlist of family-friendly music while providing tips and encouragement. You will energize your mind, body, and spirit for the remainder of the day during this serious dose of fun! All fitness levels are welcome.


Instructor: Tracey Royal Hughes


By registering for the Zumba class, you voluntarily assume all risk and responsibility for injury, harm, or other damages that may arise out of participation. You also agree to hold harmless NeighborWorks America, its staff, and its contractors. Activities like cooking and exercise have inherent risks. Please use your best judgment regarding safety, equipment, your surroundings, etc. Remember, participation in any or all of this offering is totally voluntary.  

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The Nine Pillars are for social change agents, nonprofit leaders, and equity-minded funders. The focus is on well-being, healing, and sustainability as requisites for uplifting and supporting others through the demanding work of meaningful change. Each pillar contains points on what to look for and what you can do to strengthen, sustain, and move yourself and others through and toward equity-based change. This fun and interactive session will leave you with steps you can take along each of the nine pillars. You can pre-read a blog on the Nine Pillars at: https://johnrodriguez4change.com/the-nine-pillars-for-social-change/


Speaker: John Rodriguez , Palacio Group

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Find your inner Bob Ross by painting with 30 of your fellow participants for an instructor-led session with supplies provided by the vendor. This will be a live session over the vendor’s Zoom link.  


Registration will close two weeks prior to the event date to accommodate shipping the supplies to participants.

In order the send you the supplies, please provide your information via the below link by January 25, 2022. If your information is not received by the deadline we cannot guarantee you will receive the supplies.


https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6415977/NeighborWorks-VTI-August-2021-Virtual-Paint-Party-by-Paint-the-Town



Lead by Paint the Town Events


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Demonstrating fitness movements to help adults who are sitting at their desk for a prolonged period of time. These movements can be done by all fitness levels and are essential to having a good range of motion for daily activities.


Instructor: Shawn Chevalier, Chevalier Life & fitness Coaching, LLC


By registering for the Beneficial Exercises to Combat Sitting At Your Desk class, you voluntarily assume all risk and responsibility for injury, harm, or other damages that may arise out of participation. You also agree to hold harmless NeighborWorks America, its staff, and its contractors. Activities like cooking and exercise have inherent risks. Please use your best judgment regarding safety, equipment, your surroundings, etc. Remember, participation in any or all of this offering is totally voluntary.  


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You want change but you're nervous about speaking up because you think you won't be heard. In fact, you've experienced saying something at a meeting only to receive a blank stare...then someone else says something similar and everyone says how brilliant they are. How do you find your voice and speak so that you are heard? This workshop shares how you can speak up with confidence when stakes are high and time is short.



Speaker: Robert Kennedy, Kennetik Kommunications

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"America Saves" week 2022 will be celebrated Feb. 21–25 and you are just in time to learn unique ways to save. Saving is the key to financial resilience so this is your opportunity to jumpstart your savings habit or kick it into high gear. It is also important to be conscious of your own financial landscape so you are aware of available resources and opportunities to support and increase your financial safety net.


Speaker: Rita Green, Green Adult Education Services (GRADES)


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Participants learn how to prepare quick, easy meals for families of two or more. The

program includes information on how to apply good nutrition to family lifestyles, recipes

and menu planning activities. You'll be able to build a family-friendly pantry, develop healthy mealtime habits and prepare quick, nutritious family meals in minutes!   Featuring Green Salad with Fruit, Feta & Mint Vinaigrette; Coconut Chickpea Curry and Sun Butter Banana Ice Cream recipes.


Hosted by Mandy Enright, Wellness Cecepts, Inc

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This impactful session demonstrates fitness movements to help adults who are sitting at their desk for a prolonged period of time. These movements can be done by all fitness levels and are essential to having a good range of motion for daily activities.


Hosted By: Kristen Hamilton, Wellness Concepts, Inc

Afternoon Workshops

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Please join Bank of America to understand the components of their $15B Community Homeownership Commitment program and learn about their low down payment options, proprietary grant programs and the vast resources developed to help housing counselors find solutions to assist clients in overcoming the barriers to homeownership. Recent enhancements are designed to make homeownership a reality for modest income and underserved borrowers and communities.


Presenters: Maria Serravalle, Bank of America & Kathy Cummings, Bank of America

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Come join us to share your experiences about this Summer VTI. We would love to hear your feedback regarding our training events and what would increase the likelihood of your attendance at future events. This session will allow you to meet other newcomers and share with us how we can make our training better! For your time we will be providing you with a one time 20 dollar gift card for your attendance!



Presenter: Cristi Ford, NeighborWorks America


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Come join us to share your experiences about this Summer VTI. We would love to hear your feedback regarding our training events and what would increase the likelihood of your attendance at future events. This session will allow you to meet other newcomers and share with us how we can make our training better! For your time we will be providing you with a one time 20 dollar gift card for your attendance!



Presenter: Cristi Ford, NeighborWorks America


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Come join us to share your experiences about this Summer VTI. We would love to hear your feedback regarding our training events and what would increase the likelihood of your attendance at future events. This session will allow you to meet other newcomers and share with us how we can make our training better! For your time we will be providing you with a one time 20 dollar gift card for your attendance!

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Presenter: Cristi Ford, NeighborWorks America


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Portland, Oregon's Housing with Services (HWS) project provided site-based health and wellness services to 1400 seniors and people with disabilities living in 11 publicly subsidized housing sites. The project was administered under an innovative model that included housing agencies, nonprofit service providers and regional health care sector partners. The program operated from 2012 -2018 and was terminated due to loss of funding related to changes in the local health care market and reductions in federal funding for social determinants of health initiatives. After the project shut down, the Providence Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE) conducted a comprehensive evaluation that addressed project outcomes related to access, service utilization and cost benefits. This workshop will provide an overview of the evaluation, address lessons learned and provide guidelines for use of the evaluation in program and policy development.


Presenters: Howard Klink, Klink Consulting Group & Daniel Valliere, REACH CDC (NWO

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Join Jerry Mayer of the HUD Office of Housing Counseling for the latest and greatest in the world of housing counseling, foreclosure & eviction intervention, disaster response and recovery, and policy changes. 


Presenter: Jerry Mayer,HUD Office of Housing Counseling

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A great way to energize and engage residents in a neighborhood is to ask their views. A resident survey like the Community Impact Measurement Resident Survey conducted by more than 90 NWOs since 2019 enables community based organizations to hear residents’ voices in a broad and systematic way. Sharing the results back with community members and using the results to guide your work is a powerful process for ensuring resident-informed programs and strategies. Join this workshop to hear the experiences of other community development organizations who have implemented resident surveys with Success Measures and used the results to inform their work and engage their residents.

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Middle neighborhoods are communities that are neither clearly healthy and thriving nor overtly distressed. Long seen as stable areas for middle- and working-class families, they are more racially diverse than stronger or more distressed neighborhoods, and in many cities and towns, house more than fifty percent of the population. But today, middle neighborhoods are disappearing - either to decline or gentrification - leaving cities with a stark landscape of haves and have nots. The fate of middle neighborhoods has serious consequences for the long-term health of towns and cities, the quality of life for current residents, and the ability of current and prospective residents to build wealth and access opportunities. Ensuring that these communities remain stable and strong, and are positioned for improvement, is a time-critical issue faced by community-serving organizations. Join our host, Marcia Nedland, Organizer for the Middle Neighborhoods Community of Practice in this workshop, where she will present the basics of the new movement to stabilize and preserve middle neighborhoods. We'll discuss: What are the characteristics of middle neighborhoods? Why are they important? What are the trends affecting them? What strategies and funding sources are practitioners and policymakers using to reposition middle neighborhoods for success? We will have plenty of time for discussion and introduce you to a new mapping tool so you can explore the middle neighborhoods that exist in your community. 


Presenter: Marica Nedland, Fall Creek Consultants


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