|cohousing development workshop, on project management||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rick Mockler (rickwhdc.com)|
|Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 16:40:24 -0800 (PST)|
For the second time ever, Coho US is proud to offer a weekend-long "best practices" workshop on project management. It will be held Feb 4-5 in Berkeley, CA, and will feature leading cohousing professionals from around the country. This is an invaluable resource for groups in development, orienting them on how to work with professionals and considerations around self-managing development. It is also a great resource for outside professionals working with a cohousing group. Schedule: Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-3:30, with individual consultation on Sunday until 5 pm. Program: Presenters will review the basic elements of project management, delineating roles and responsibilities for professionals and how to work effectively with cohousing groups. Sessions will include a mix of individual presentations, panels and small group. Particular topics will include construction and financial management, options and upgrades, partnering with developers from a distance, and project managers that are also group members. Social Gathering: Pre-event social on Friday evening, Feb 3, with Cohousing Association board members. Cost: $390 includes lunches ($450 for registration after January 15). Registration: online at http://www.cohousing.org/news/seminars_proj-man.html. Pre-registration is required. Panelists will include: Kathryn McCamant - President of CoHousing Partners, LLC. Kathryn has developed several cohousing communities in northern California and designed dozens of others around the country. She and her husband and co-author Charles Durrett introduced cohousing to the United States with the 1988 book, Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves. Jim Leach -- President of Wonderland Hill Development Co. Jim has led Wonderland's efforts to complete a dozen cohousing communities in the western United States. He brings over 30 years of residential development experience to cohousing. Chris ScottHanson - President of Cohousing Resources, LLC. Chris has overseen numerous cohousing projects, from land acquisition through construction, throughout the United States. Danny Milman - Currently a Project Manager with Deacon Construction, Danny oversaw the construction for cohousing communities in Bellingham, WA, Pleasant Hill, CA and Cotati, CA. Michael Jacob - President of Talia Development, Michael served as the project manager for Two Acre Wood in Sebastopol, CA, a cohousing community, where he currently resides with his family. Workshop Site: MIG Conference Center, 800 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley. Lodging: Best Western University Inn, 920 University Avenue, is four blocks from the workshop site. MIG corporate rate of $89/night (one bed) or $99/night (two beds), available upon request. Phone: 510-849-1121. Meal: Coffee and muffins will be provided each morning, and lunch will also be provided both days. For more information: Contact Rick Mockler, rick [at] whdc.com until Jan 25, and Karen Hester after Jan 25, at karen [at] hesternet.net or 510-654-6346.
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