Staff and Member Leadership Convening

NASCO's Staff & Members Leadership Convening will be held remotely on June 21-27, 2021.  The conference will offer programming to staff, managers, board and member leadership of group equity housing cooperatives and campus-based housing cooperatives. Conference registration is sliding-scale per event session.


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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 virtual conference will serve 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. 

Surveys & round-table discussions reflecting a variety of topics help managers compare their cooperative's performance and policies to those of other co-ops. NASCO strongly encourages managers and staff to attend and share individual experiences with the rest of the movement's management staff as well as to seek new solutions and gain support to face the challenges of co-op management. We look forward to creating a space where experienced cooperatives can share knowledge with new cooperatives, and where members feel empowered to exercise leadership in their home co-ops.  



Registration is offered on a sliding scale. You can register individually for each session you wish you attend by clicking the name of the session below or if you want to attend the full convening your can register once for an all-access pass to the entire event here. Registration links are also available on the Full Schedule page.

We encourage you to send multiple individuals from your co-op to different sessions based on their roles and interests. Please note all Coffee Socials, the Canadian Co-op Discussion, and the COVID Recovery Knowledge-Share are free to attend. All other workshops and discussion spaces are sliding scale registration. We appreciate any contribution you or your co-op is able to make. 


Schedule at a Glance

Monday, June 21

Tuesday, June 22

Wednesday, June 23

Thursday, June 24
Friday, June 25
Saturday, June 26
Sunday, June 27


For session descriptions, visit the full schedule page here



"Hearing from others with similar or very different struggles and successes, and an opportunity to share what we've tried that did or did not work always helps me with renewing energy for co-op work. I find comfort in spending time with co-opers, especially in the time of difficult realities."


"As a relatively new staff member, it was a great opportunity to meet, bond, and discover a wide swath of common ground with similarly engaged colleagues from around the country. The vibe was warm, inviting, and engaging. Although many of our co-op systems operate differently we share many common issues. There was no end to the creative ways co-ops have found to solve similar problems."


"The conference was terrific. I really feel more a part of something larger than just my coop."