train with us!

BACLT's workshops empower residents to learn the skills needed to take full ownership of their housing — from keeping housing in good repair, budgeting and managing co-op finances, learning to have effective meetings, and how to resolve conflicts that arise."

KATHY LABRIOLA

BACLT VOLUNTEER WORKSHOP FACILITATOR & RESIDENT OF NINTH ST. CO-OP

CO-OP TOOLS FOR THRIVING

Successful cooperatives result from robust training, education, and technical assistance programs.

From hard to soft skills, we have all the tools you'll need

to build and maintain a thriving cooperative community.

 

If you're new to home ownership, you're not alone. 

Many co-op members have never owned property either.

Together, learn how to manage your property to last for generations.

NEW CO-OP?

Learn to establish a solid foundation and prepare new members to take on the challenges of operating residential housing.

CONVERTING TO A CO-OP?

Protect your group's right to remain on the property by joining our membership of BACLT cooperatives, and ensure permanent affordability.

EXISTING CO-OP?

Feeling stale? Existing co-ops often need to refresh and retool. We show you how to keep enthusiasm for cooperative living alive!

LIMITED BUDGET?

BACLT will work with you and your budget. Sliding scale options available for demonstrated need.

Don't take our word for it!

Hear from past workshop participants!

 

FOR NEW CO-OPS:

4-PART ORIENTATION SERIES

PREPARING FOR FULL RESPONSIBILITIES OF OWNERSHIP

Learn the options, opportunities, and challenges in moving towards resident-controlled housing. 

Prepare your residents to take on the full responsibilities of ownership.

  • 1. WHAT ARE CO-OPS & COMMUNITY LAND TRUSTS?

  • 2. BEST OWNERSHIP / MANAGEMENT MODELS FOR YOUR GROUP

  • 3. THE ABCS OF RESIDENT INVOLVEMENT & SKILLS SURVEY

  • 4. THE ABCS OF ACQUIRING A PROPERTY

FOR EXISTING CO-OPS:

ONGOING WORKSHOPS

REFRESH & RETOOL TO KEEP THE CO-OP ENTHUSIASM ALIVE!

From assistance in developing budgets, to managing finances, to working with professional management, we offer workshops that address most aspects of

co-op living.

BACLT also provides skilled mediation and facilitation services to help everyone get back in sync.

 

MEETING SKILLS

CO-OP FINANCES AND BUDGETING

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

OFFICERS TRAINING

OPERATING RULES

MAINTENANCE PLANNING AND BUDGETING

INCREASING MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION

CO-OP ELECTIONS

CO-OP LEGAL DOCUMENTS

MARKETING & MEMBER SELECTION

BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S TRAINING

MANAGING THE MANAGERS

WHAT WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING...

BACLT's workshop transformed our new and inexperienced Board, and our meetings are now ten times more efficient, productive … and harmonious!

 

The time devoted to understanding and addressing our organization’s specific challenges was more than generous.

 

BACLT's help gave our co-op the tools to work together to save our homes."

 

SYLVIA TIDWELL

PRESIDENT, SANTA FE ART COLONY TENANTS ASSOCIATION, INC.

 
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