As co-op staff, the challenges that you face on a day-to-basis are unique. Connecting and sharing knowledge with other housing co-op staff is an important way to both stay connected to the cooperative movement and to receive the support and understanding needed to do your job to the best of your ability.
New in 2023 - Co-op Staff Connect!
Co-op Staff Connect calls create a space for staff at group or limited equity housing co-ops to connect, get peer support on challenges, and build lasting relationships with peers. NASCO plans to hold these calls seasonally: once each in Spring, Summer, and Fall.
The Spring 2023 call will provide space for introductions between staff, sharing wins/struggles at your co-op, and breakout groups based on co-op size for more in-depth discussion and peer support. In the Summer and Fall calls, the breakout sessions will be centered around job areas and other topics of interest, and we'll also have space on the agenda for topics chosen by you all.
Please RSVP here to let us know if you will be able to join us for the Spring call on Wednesday, May 3rd 2023 at 11:00-12:30 PT | 12:00-1:30 MT | 1:00-2:30 CT | 3:00-4:30 ET.
Do you have a question or discussion item that you'd like to connect with other co-op staff about? Join our Staff and Managers listserv to connect with over 130 individuals with cooperative housing management experience. Email email@example.com to request being added to the list.
Join us at our Staff and Member Leadership Convening, annually in late spring or early summer. The NASCO Staff & Member Leadership Convening is a cooperative education and training program that is designed specifically to meet the needs of staff, managers, and member-leaders of group equity and campus-based housing cooperatives. The conference serves as a collective learning forum that strives to empower campus co-op staff, members, and students from across Canada and the United States. Conference participants share ideas through workshops, discussions, peer consultancy, and informal networking. Learn more.
Take a look through the resources from our last Staff and Membership Leadership Convening by visiting our Shared Resource Library and choosing the category "Staff and Member Leadership Convening."
Training & Consulting
NASCO Staff are available to provide training and/or consulting to your co-op's staff team.
Learn more about our workshop offerings here.
Learn more about our consulting offerings here.