ROC Resources

A resource page for leaders of Resident-Owned Communities (ROCs)

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Community Building & Engagement



Communications & Marketing

Organizational Model & Structure

ROC USA Resources

Board Meetings

Basics of Making Motions [video] (

making a motion demo [video] (

Opening a motion for discussion [video] (

Discussing a Motion [video] (

Taking the Vote [video] (

Controlling discussion [video] (


Amending Motions [video] (

Proper Order for Handling Amendments [video] (

Consent Agendas [video] (




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ROC Management Guide ROC Management Guide (


Technology & Software online tutorials

Northstar - Basic Computer Skills Certificate

  • Obtain certification through a sponsor site (see the list of sponsors here)

  • OR complete the certificate on your own (FOR FREE!) here.

Other Tech & Software Resource Websites

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ROC Summit is a conference designed for leaders of resident-owned communities (ROCs). The Summit provides an opportunity for new and veteran leaders to exchange ideas, share wisdom, and build new leadership skills.

Last year's Summit was held on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Stay tuned for 2018 Summit information!

Event Sponsor

ROC Summit is sponsored by Northcountry Cooperative Foundation through a grant from the USDA Rural Development Rural Capacity Building (RCB) program.