Leadership, Education, Aptitude, Race & Equity, Networking, & Support

HDC has a decades-long commitment to the learning and leadership development of our member staff. Building on the strong foundation of our well-known and highly regarded Leadership Development Initiative, we are pleased to offer the HDC LEARNS series to HDC member staff and sector partners. HDC LEARNS is our collection of the latest learning resources and promising practices, made available to our members in easily accessed and digestible tools to help increase the effectiveness of the affordable housing sector in meeting our collective vision.

View the HDC LEARNS Catalog to see what courses we will be offering. While our courses are designed to be taken in this specific order, feel free to start wherever you wish to. Additional links will be available as courses come online.

⇒ Understanding Membership with HDC
⇒ Advocating for Affordable Housing 101
⇒ Staff Orientation Basics & On the Job Orientation
⇒ Affordable Housing & Racial Equity in King County
⇒ Affordable Housing 101
⇒ Density Done Right
⇒ Harvard ManageMentor

1 – Understanding HDC Membership

This quick overview survey course helps organizations interested in becoming members of HDC learn about the process of becoming a member, as well as the benefits and expectations of membership. This course is also intended for new HDC members or new member staff. This course relies on the standard HDC New Member Packet and provides guidance on determining dues level as well as engagement opportunities and organizational overview.

This course includes:

  • Association fundamentals
  • Member Representative fundamentals and expectations

*Access this E-course on our iSpring platform for additional viewing and advancement options.

HDC has partners with Harvard Business Publishing to bring the online learning tool/resource Harvard ManageMentor exclusively to HDC membership. This easy-to-use online reference tool delivers practical information to help existing, new, and/or aspiring managers, at all levels in an organization, do their job more effectively and efficiently.

Each participant will have access to up to 12 topics, to complete at their own pace online, over the course of 1 year. HDC will also be hosting monthly “Conversation Cafes” on different topics as an opportunity for folks to come together and discuss lessons and reactions with each other.

“I really appreciate the opportunity to learn and grow using this program. When my manager approached me with the idea, it felt like a heavy lift, but it has been a pleasure to hear all the anecdotes from diverse and interesting people in all kinds of different fields, and really helpful to observe more useful ways to interact with one another. I’m really pleased with the way this program has been put together, and I would recommend it to colleagues and friends who want to get more comfortable with seeing themselves as leaders”

– Year 1 Participant

Topics include: Leading People; Strategic Thinking; Goal Setting; Decision Making; Project Management; Meeting Management; Delegating; Coaching; Feedback Essentials; Difficult Interactions; Budgeting; and Managing your Boss.

Year 2 is currently accepting participants ➡ Reach out to Loren to register. 

Program Flyer

If you are a current subscriber, you can access the HMM portal by following this link – https://myhbp.org/