Commissioners' Fundamentals

Interactive Zoom Meeting  
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 - Thursday, February 22, 2024   Eastern Standard Time


February 20-22, from 1:00m-4:00pm ET each day


Join our Commissioner Fundamentals training to create a strong foundation for your work as a housing commissioner. The commissioner’s role is complex and can be daunting at times.  We hope you will join us as we explore the roles and responsibilities of housing commissioners. Participants will also discover that the commissioner's role is multi-faceted; commissioners are advocates, leaders, team builders, and strategists. You’ll also learn the intricacies of board-staff relationships and boundaries and review the principles and strategies of board governance, as well as some of the oversight functions of the board.  

Commissioner Fundamentals is one of two NAHRO courses required to obtain your NAHRO Commissioners Certification.  Becoming a NAHRO Certified Commissioner is a great way to show your commitment to becoming a knowledgeable, engaged, and ethical leader in your organization. Ethics for Commissioners is the other course you’ll want to complete to apply for your certification.


After completing this training, participants will be able to:  

  • Identify and understand my roles as a commissioner  

  • Understand and apply the principles of board governance  

  • Define the commissioner’s role in agency policies  

  • Describe the commissioner’s role in the oversight and monitoring of agency finances 

  • Explore the boundaries and relationship between commissioners and the Executive Director  

  • Establish an ethical workplace environment and set ethical standards for the agency 

  • Advocate for the affordable housing needs in your community 

Who should attend? 

  • New Housing Commissioners   

  • Experienced Housing Commissioners   

  • Commissioners seeking NAHRO Commissioner Certification 

NOTE: Prior to registering, please review NAHRO’s cancellation policy. 

Please note that a NAHRO ethics training is a requirement for ALL NAHRO certifications.

Ethics is NOT included in this course - if you would like to take one of our ethics trainings, you must purchase and take that course separately.

To learn what ethics course is required for your intended certification, please visit HERE.

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