2021 ROC Leadership Institute

2021 ROC Leadership Institute

JUNE 1-17

The 2021 ROC Leadership Institute is underway! 

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Welcome, ROC Leaders

Mark your calendars – this year’s ROC Leadership Institute will take place June 1 – 17. Like last year, there is no need travel to participate; we will be virtual again. We do look forward to resuming the Institute in person in 2022!

The Institute will kick off with an opening session in June 1st, where I’ll be joined by the ROC Association Directors to reflect on the status of resident ownership and to share strategic priorities for 2021 and beyond.

This year, we’re excited to feature an entire educational series specifically for new ROC leaders called ROC 101. As in years past, there will also be courses for seasoned ROC leaders to connect and learn. All you need is an internet connection and a smartphone, computer or tablet to participate.

Course registration will be done through myROCUSA.org. If you’re already a myROCUSA.org Member, I would recommend making sure you can still log on now in case you’ve lost your password or face issues. If you’re not a Member, joining is fast and easy – simply complete the signup form. Please log on before May 1 to avoid any slowdown in choosing courses.

Please note the time of each course in your time zone. If your preferred language is Spanish, simultaneous translation will be available for all the sessions you choose to attend.

As always, the Leadership Institute is completely free to all ROC Members. We just need your time and commitment. I hope you’ll join us.

ROC on!
Paul Bradley, President, ROC USA®

Course Materials

Materials are available for download for this year’s 2021 ROC Leadership Institute.

You will be prompted to enter your myROCUSA.org credentials before you can access the materials.

2021 ROC Leadership Institute Course Guide

Course descriptions, dates, and times are available for all courses. Sessions will take place on weeknights over the course of the 17-day Institute. 

There are a number of sessions available to all ROC leaders this year. 

Additionally, the ROC Leadership Institute will feature a ROC 101 series. ROC 101 features seven classes that are designed to teach new ROC leaders the ins and outs of running a ROC. Please register only if you can attend all seven dates. 

General Sessions:

Please join Paul Bradley and the ROC Association Directors for a one hour opening session at this year’s ROC Leadership Institute. They will reflect on the last year, the status of resident ownership across the country, and share the most important strategic priorities for 2021 and 2022. 

Tuesday, June 1st at 8:00 pm Eastern/ 7:00 CT/6:00 MT/5:00 pm Pacific

ROCs are required to meet corporate law, Fair Housing regulations, loan covenants, and contract and grant agreements.  How can we keep it all straight?  Whose job is it to keep an eye on it?

Thursday, June 3rd at 6:30pm – 7:30pm Eastern/ 5:30pm – 6:30pm CT/ 4:30pm – 5:30pm MT/ 3:30pm – 4:30pm PT

City Council will give you 2 minutes to introduce your community at a Planning Meeting.  Practice presenting!

Tuesday, June 8th at 9:00-10:00 pm Eastern / 8:00pm–9:00pm CT / 7:00pm-8:00pm MT / 6:00pm–7:00pm PT

What do all ROC Secretaries have in common? Presidents & VPs – have any tips for your peers? Come to this session to meet with your fellow officers!  We’ll have a separate room for each officer position and one just for Members to meet with other ROC Members.

Thursday, June 10th at 6:30pm – 7:30pm Eastern / 5:30pm – 6:30pm CT/ 4:30pm – 5:30pm MT / 3:30pm – 4:30pm PT

Join ROC USA’s new Director of Training and Learning Innovation Colleen Lindecker in this interactive focus group to discuss the training needs and goals of ROC leaders and communities. Share your voice to help shape the future of training resources and support at ROC USA and in your community.

Tuesday, June 15th at 9:00-10:00 pm Eastern / 8:00pm – 9:00 pm CT / 7:00-8:00 pm MT / 6:00-7:00 pm PT 

Please join Paul Bradley and the ROC Association Directors for a one hour closing session in which they and participants will share key take-aways from the 2021 ROC Leadership Institute.

Thursday, June 17th at 8:00 pm Eastern/ 7:00 CT/6:00 MT/5:00 pm Pacific

ROC 101 Training:

The ROC 101 track is intended to be a complete course (7 sessions) and a certificate will be awarded after completing all 7 sessions.  Please only register if you can attend all sessions. We are offering the same material at two different times. Please choose one time to attend all 7 sessions.

Option 1: 6:30pm – 7:30pm Eastern / 5:30pm – 6:30pm Central / 4:30pm – 5:30pm Mountain / 3:30pm – 4:30pm Pacific

Option 2: 9:00 pm-10:00 pm Eastern / 8:00pm – 9:00pm Central / 7:00pm – 8:00pm Mountain / 6:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific

Session Dates: 
Wednesday, June 2nd
Thursday, June 3rd
Tuesday, June 8th
Wednesday, June 9th
Thursday, June 10th
Tuesday, June 15th
Wednesday, June 16th

Session Topics: 

  1. What is ROC 101?  – The opening session of ROC 101 will include a full review of good meeting tools – Agenda, Goals, Ground Rules and Bike Rack.  The second half of the session is a practicum on Good Meetings and Parliamentary Procedure.

  2. How many of you have run a multi-million dollar corporation before? – As a Director on a ROC Board, you need to know how to govern a corporation.  This session is a how-to on governance and who’s accountable!

  3. Don’t Re-invent the Wheel! – If you need a flyer, a policy, a check-list, or guidance on how to form a Committee, or a sub-Committee, you’ve come to the right place!

  4. You Are Part of Something Way Bigger! – ROC Association Directors will provide a forum for all your questions, concerns, and ideas while introducing you to the power and influence you have!

  5. Follow the Money! – The #1 duty of a corporate director is to understand the finances of the business and manage the business for financial stability. You don’t have to be an accountant.

  6. Time to Practice! – Almost everything you need to guide your decision-making is in your bylaws and community rules.  We’ll give you real life scenarios to solve together!  (And…if the answer is not in your bylaws, it’s in your ROC DOCs!)

  7. Bringing it all together! – The final session of ROC 101 will have many tidbits and take-aways for you to put to good use!

Information and Help Center

Course registration will begin on Saturday, May 1st. You must have a myROCUSA.org account to sign up for courses. Courses are filled on a first come, first served basis. Registration will be open through Saturday, May 15th. 

A complete list of course offerings is now available.

The ROC 101 track is intended to be a complete course (7 sessions) and a certificate will be awarded after completing all 7 sessions. Please only register if you can attend all sessions. We are offering the same material at two different times. Please choose one time to attend all 7 sessions.

Materials for courses are available to download or print. 


(Note: You must be logged into myROCUSA.org. to access course materials).

Please join Paul Bradley and the ROC Association Directors for a one hour opening session on Tuesday, June 1st at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. They will reflect on the last year, the status of resident ownership across the country, and share the most important strategic priorities for 2021 and 2022. 

These sessions are available at no cost to Members of Resident Owned Communities, thanks to the generous support of National Cooperative Bank.

It is important to attend the sessions you register for. Each session has a maximum capacity of 25 spots.

T-shirts will be sent to all who attend RLI after the Institute closes on June 17th. 

Registration Support Hours

The ROC USA staff is committed to making the virtual ROC Leadership Institute as user-friendly as possible.

Registration is open from Saturday, May 1st through Saturday, May 15th.

Staff support hours:

Saturday, May 1st
4:00-6:00 pm Eastern
Contact: Sammi Chickering at schickering@rocusa.org or (603) 513-2815

Monday, May 3rd – Friday, May 7th
10:00 am-3:00 pm Eastern

 
MYROCUSA.ORG

To register for myROCUSA.org – Complete the REGISTRATION FORM, click “Submit” and check your email for a confirmation email. Once you are approved by a ROC USA staff member, you will receive an e-mail that you can log in (If you don’t see one, check your spam/junk folder to make sure it wasn’t diverted).

For assistance creating a myROCUSA.org account, contact Sammi Chickering at schickering@rocusa.org or (603) 513-2815.

 
COURSE REGISTRATION

For questions regarding course registration, contact Anne Leonard at aleonard@rocusa.org or (603) 664-4215.

 
GENERAL SUPPORT

For any additional questions about the ROC Leadership Institute, contact Anne Leonard at aleonard@rocusa.org or (603) 664-4215.

 
TECHNOLOGY TEST SESSIONS

A number of technology test sessions will be held so you can practice logging into classes and get familiar with the Zoom educational platform. You will be contacted with times and dates for these sessions after your registration is complete.

Do you have a question not on the list? Email Anne Leonard at aleonard@rocusa.org.

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