Homes-for-All Training

Communication Training for Developers of Affordable / Supportive Housing

Builds critical communication skills for individuals.
Strengthens organizational capacity, team loyalty and retention.
Based on highly interactive practice, role-play.
Helps prepare your team to manage local response to affordable and supportive housing.

FUNDAMENTAL TRAINING

All Staff, Assistant Project Managers Et Al.

MODULE 1
Tools Everyone Needs for Effective Communication

mini-MODULE 2
Stronger Writing: E-mail, Proposals, Reports, News Releases

mini-MODULE 3
How to Build (and Benefit from) a Powerful Network

INTERMEDIATE TRAINING

Project Managers/Project Directors, Management Et Al.

mini-MODULE 4
Managing to a Goal: Meetings, Video/Conference Calls

MODULE 5
Persuasive Internal and External Presentations

MODULE 6
Messaging and Storytelling for Housers

MODULE 7
Delivering Your Message via Traditional and Social Media

STRATEGIC TRAINING

CEO/COO, Board Members, Senior Management

mini-MODULE 8
Communicating Successfully in Difficult Situations

MODULE 9
Crisis Communication for Your Organization and Projects

MODULE 10
Effective Community Engagement

MODULE 11
Successful Community Meetings

Enroll in Homes-for-All Training

  • Builds critical communication skills for individuals.

  • Strengthens organizational capacity, team loyalty and retention.

  • Based on highly interactive practice, role-play.

  • Helps prepare your team to manage local response to affordable and supportive housing.

Do your Board Members, management, future leaders have these critical skills? This training helps pave your team’s road to building those homes!

John Irvine
Training Director
Energy and Associates

Material can be mixed and matched to fit organization need.

What clients are saying about John Irvine’s training.

Besides teaching techniques for making a compelling presentation, John’s training provides substantial role playing. By not just explaining—but actually practicing—new skills and strategies, the training focuses on skill building. I personally feel an improvement in my ability to analyze the audience, address their concerns and answer questions effectively.

John’s experience in affordable housing enables him to suggest strategies for affordable housing messaging. He even provides wording you should use versus wording you shouldn’t use when communicating with housing development skeptics. This very practical approach to communication meets critical needs at CEDG architecture.

Erik PetersonPrincipal Architect, CEDG

Besides being effective with individuals eager to improve their job skills, John could also motivate those who were “required” to be trained. In my estimation, John’s personality and infectious energy helped make training more enjoyable while activating participants to work harder and achieve better results.

I have no doubt programs provided by John will be successful and provide substantial value to both training participants and their employer.

Murray RobertsonManaging Director, UBK Training and Consulting Ltd.

I’d like to give John my highest recommendation as a communication trainer—especially in the affordable and supportive housing sector. His assistance with messaging and persuading can help provide a strong antidote to the blocking of affordable housing developers from their important work. His training can also strengthen essential skills of your junior and senior staff members.

Jeff RowePresident, Walnut Neighborhood Association, 9th Council District, Long Beach, CA

Gaia has worked on affordable housing projects of Habitat for Humanity, Vermont Village, The Related Companies and the Downtown Women’s Center on Skid Row. Issues related to community push-back and communication are especially well known to me. Many times I have testified at public hearings on project- siting. Based on my 16 years’ experience in socially responsible development, I would say John Irvine’s communication training is just what affordable housing advocates need to help them get beyond NIMBY.

Ryan McEvoyPrincipal, Gaia Development