2017 Leadership Retreat

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Solving Tough Issues Facing HRA Leaders

“Clue In & Find Out”

12th Annual Leadership Retreat

St Cloud, Minnesota

Thursday, July 27th & Friday, July 28th

Price: $175 per person includes Thursday Lunch & Dinner

Wednesday, July 26

4:00pm             Lodging available for check in at Courtyard Marriott St Cloud (404 West St Germain, St Cloud) 

Thursday, July 27

9:00am             Registration Open

9:30am             Welcome & Introductions -- Barbara Dacy, President Minnesota NAHRO

9:45am             Retreat Overview – Shannon Guernsey, Executive Director, Minnesota NAHRO

10:00am           Finding Financial Sustainability for Your Agency – NonProfit Assistance Fund

HRAs often face uncertainty and change due to federal funding issues which challenge the most seasoned leader.  Pursuing sustainability is an approach to leading an organization that incorporates and accepts uncertainty and change. This session is designed help you take your financial leadership to the next level by focusing on sustainability. Learn about the interrelationship between financial accountability, management, and leadership and how these facets can come together to create an adaptable system. How do we ensure we’re asking the right questions that led us to sustainability? A key take away will be 10 lessons learned to help you and your agency continue down the path of sustainability.

12:30pm           Break for Lunch

1:30pm             Solving the Preservation Puzzle CommonBond Communities

Many agencies face these questions: When it is time to let an affordable housing unit go? Do we preserve the unit regardless of cost? What are the financial considerations and market analysis that an organization should do when assessing whether to keep an affordable housing unit/project in its portfolio?  Commonbond has grappled with these questions and in this session, they will share their lessons learned and approach.

3:00pm             Break

3:15pm             Serving Veterans in St Cloud –  St Cloud HRA

Find out how the St Cloud HRA developed housing and the support services necessary to address the many homeless veterans in their community.  This was a multi year process that tapped into numerous funding programs to ensure adequate financial resources. 

4:30pm             Tour of St Cloud HRA Affordable Housing (offsite)

You heard how the finances worked, now it's time to see the properties themselves. We will head offsite to see several recent developments in the St Cloud HRA portfolio.

5:30pm             Happy Hour & Dinner

Downtown St Cloud has seen a revival with the addition of local craft breweries.  We will wrap up the day with happy hour and dinner at two St Cloud eateries – all within walking distance of the hotel.

Friday, July 28

8:30 am            Human Resources and Your Agency --  Kelly Reitow, Roo Solutions

Personnel issues are often vexing for agency leaders and this half day session will focus on some of the most difficult HR issues including holding staff accountable, managing performance plus how to coach employees effectively.  Kelly Reitow of Roo Solutions will present new and proven ideas, provide practical tools and help apply them to actual work situations. You can expect a bit of education, great peer learning and several simple and effective tools to position your agency for success.

12:15 pm          Evaluation & Wrap Up

12:30 pm          Adjourn (Lunch on Your Own) 

July 27th, 2017 8:00 AM   through   July 28th, 2017 10:30 AM
Courtyard Marriott
404 West St. Germain St.
St. Cloud, MN 56301
2017 Leadership Retreat Registration $ 175.00