Training helps ROCs grow strong


Community Leadership Institute-Apply Today!

We know that successful resident ownership demands a great deal from community leaders like you. We want to give you every advantage we can. The Community Leadership Institute is one of the best training and networking opportunities we can offer.

The Community Leadership Institute (CLI) is a three-day training conference for ROC leaders from across the country.  Since 2009, ROC USA® has been taking six to nearly 50 ROC leaders to what has become a perennial favorite for community leaders and staff alike.

Photo of CLI attendees to 2017 CLI in Columbus, Ohio.
Nearly 50 ROC leaders, ROC USA and affiliate staff and special guests gather for a group photo at the 2016 Community Leadership institute in Columbus, Ohio.

The CLI offers a great opportunity to talk with community leaders from other ROCs, engage with ROC USA leaders, and take workshops on leadership.  All of the attendees are volunteer neighborhood leaders, though ROC leaders are the only ones who represent an association that owns their communities.

Everyone who has ever come has raved about the value of the experience, and many reapply in following years. ROC leaders are encouraged to apply with another leader from their community.  Leaders from the same community who have attended together often say that it is very beneficial to have a second ROC partner.

Attending the CLI will not cost you anything other than your time and thoughts: ROC USA and NeighborWorks® America will cover the cost of travel, lodging, food and registration.

This fall, ROC USA will take a large group of ROC leaders to Los Angeles Oct. 12-16, and we’re asking those leaders to stay an extra day to help draft ROC USA’s next strategic plan, our roadmap for the next few years. Click here to see the training schedule for this year’s CLI.

The application window has closed and applicants will be notified of their acceptance soon. To learn more, visit and click on CLI.

Hope to see you in California!