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Kelli Cicirelli

Before our eyes, ROC residents transform into leaders

By Kelli Cicirelli

ROC-NH's Community Leadership training transforms motivated members of resident-owned manufactured-home communities into leaders.

For a decade, ROC-NH™ has trained residents to become effective and dynamic leaders of their resident-owned communities (ROCs).

We couldn't be more proud of the Community Leadership graduates, and we are equally proud to celebrate the first 10 years of trainings.

Women working on a project on the floorROC-NH's Community Leadership training transforms motivated ROC members into leaders.

Community Leadership is a comprehensive, college-accredited training whose goal is to transform motivated ROC members into leaders.

The program continues to go strong after a decade because participants learn way more than just the nuts and bolts of ROC governance and management. They also learn practical strategies for communication, problem-solving, community-building, and planning for the bright future of their ROCs.

Ok, full disclosure: As one of the trainers of this program, I'll admit I am a little biased. But don't listen to me. Here is what last year's class shared, anonymously, when they were asked about encouraging others to attend the training:

  • "You learn so much on dealing with problems in the co-op."
  • "Take the class—you will benefit!"
  • "I have attained better people skills."
  • "You will learn how to handle conflict."
  • "The knowledge is invaluable."
  • "This course builds confidence."
  • "Can I take the class again?"

Take the class again? Sorry, just one training per leader. But if you haven't participated in Community Leadership yet, this is the perfect year to do it. You won't want to miss being part of the anniversary celebrations we've planned.

Submit the easy online application today, or before the August 14 deadline.

We hope you'll join us, and help us ring in the next 10 years.

Kelli Cicirelli is a ROC-NH Organizational Development Specialist.

ROC-NH™ is a program of the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, Inc. and a ROC USA® Certified Technical Assistance Provider.
ROC-NH is a registered service mark of ROC USA, LLC.