Leadership Development Initiative

LDP 2014 Cohort enjoys the annual luncheon

HDC’s Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) offers emerging leaders within our membership the tools they need to access both technical and professional management skills, and to understand the importance of leveraging partnerships across sectors.

HDC has a long history of commitment to the leadership development of our members. We have built on the strong foundation of our in-house survey course, to provide deeper and wider leadership development opportunities for emerging and current leaders within HDC, with the ultimate goal of sustaining a thriving affordable housing industry in King County.

With backing from the Harry Hoffman Leadership Support Fund, and other program sponsors, HDC provides fee/tuition assistance to help leverage the professional development budgets of our members and to make opportunities for growth and mobility more accessible for all. Any staff from our over 110 member organizations are welcome to apply for tuition/fee subsidies and/or full scholarships to a variety of course and partner offerings. To apply for scholarships through HDC to attend a variety of professional and personal development courses, please ccontact Loren Tierney, Member Services Director.

It is only through the generosity of our members, and the memory of our former Executive Director Harry Hoffman, that these scholarships are made possible. If you would like to join the growing number of those who have contributed to this fund, you may do so electronically on our donation page, or contact our office at (206) 682-9541.

HDC’s current LDI offerings include:

HDC’s Leadership Development Survey Coursea 7 month program designed for staff of HDC member organizations who demonstrate commitment to the field, leadership potential, and who will benefit from gaining further insight into what it means to be a leader in the affordable housing sector. Annual sessions begin in December, with applications due in the fall.

An across-the board 25% discount on many King County’s Training Development Institute courses, in addition to three fully subsidized tuitions per quarter to TDI’s Leadership Academy. If you are interested in more information regarding this partnership, a specific class, or need a discount code, please contact Loren. See below for instructions to apply for course scholarships.

A 25% discount off the listed prices for Third Sector Company’s Board Chair’s Academy. Since 2006, Board Chairs Academy has invited nonprofit boards of directors to seriously consider their succession planning efforts and seriously prepare for the next generation of board leadership. Using a cohort learning model of up to six participants per participating organization, Board Chairs Academy is designed to evolve a culture of effective nonprofit governance and leadership succession through a combination of seminars, participant workbook, tools, roundtables and experienced professional support. Contact Loren for discount code. Once code is obtained, contact TSC directly to register for the whole series or specific sessions: Sharon Howe, Senior Consultant for Client & Affiliate Relations, 206-799-1942

GrantStation: Members of HDC can now join GrantStation for just $75 annually ($699/yr regular, non-member price) thanks to a partnership between HDC and the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA).  GrantStation offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects, as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process. To register for GrantStation at the HDC member rate click hereFor more information about Granstation, we invite you to review NACEDA’s recent webinar.