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. Links will be available as courses come online.

⇒ Becoming a Member
⇒ Understanding Your HDC
⇒ Staff Orientation Basics & On the Job Orientation
⇒ Affordable Housing & Racial Equity in King County
⇒ Affordable Housing 101
⇒ Advocacy Affordable Housing 101
⇒ Density Done Right
⇒ Harvard ManageMentor

1 – Becoming a Member 

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 relies on the standard HDC New Member Packet and provides guidance on determining dues level.

This course includes:

  • Association fundamentals

Access at: www.housingconsortum.org/HDCLearns/BecomingAMember

2 – Understanding Your HDC

This brief course provides an overview for new members, member representatives, and member staff to learn about HDC, its history, program offerings, member expectations, and how to fill out member engagement plans. A position description for HDC member representatives will be explored.

This course includes:

  • Association fundamentals
  • Member Representative fundamentals and expectations

Access at: www.housingconsortium.org/HDCLearns/UnderstandingYourHDC




HDC is partnering with the Harvard Business School 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.

Year 1 is currently at subscription capacity. 100 more licenses will be available in September 2021, please contact Loren if you’d like to be added to the subscriber list.