The Cooperative Leadership Academy

Mi CasaThe Cooperative Leadership Academy, organized by Mi Casa, Inc, is an effort to address the need for ongoing training to Housing Cooperatives in the District of Columbia. The trainings will provide a forum for you, as a cooperative member, to learn or review the details of running an effective cooperative as well as allow you to share experiences and ideas with members of other cooperatives from across the city. The next training is on November 16th, 2013.


There are nine trainings in the Academy that provide a comprehensive overview of the various aspects involved in running a housing cooperative. Cooperative members must attend six of the nine trainings in order to receive a certificate of completion from the Cooperative Training Academy.

Training Topics and Dates

Creating/Revising the Budget November 16th, 2013
Building Maintenance and Repair January 25th, 2014
Cooperative Communication and Participation March 22nd , 2014
Running Effective Meetings and Conflict Resolution May 2014
Construction/Development Process July 2014
Following Rules and Transparency September 2014
Organizational Structure and Documents TBD
Understanding Financial Reports TBD
Managing your Management Company TBD

Location and Time

All of the trainings will take place at 3232 Georgia Avenue, an Apartment building in the Petworth/Columbia Heights area. It is on the corner of Lamont and Georgia Ave and the entrance is on Lamont St. They will be on Saturday mornings from 10am- 12pm.

*Both the location and time are subject to change*


This academy is made possible due to funding from the Department of Housing and Community Development, Enterprise Community Partners, the Office of Latino Affairs, and the International Development Bank.

We would also like to request support from all of you in the form of inviting other members in your cooperative. Before each training we will send out a flyer with detailed information and we would like you to help spread the word to as many cooperative members as possible.

Next Training

The next training is on November 16th, 2013. The topic of this training is Creating and Revising the Budget. This will be a great review as you get ready to plan your 2014 Budget!


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