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

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Other Tech & Software Resource Websites

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center | Chaska, MN

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.

Event Sponsor

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


ROC Summit 2017 Conference Materials

State of the ROC Midwest

presentation slides

"Help Wanted" List

Communications, Etiquette, teamwork, OH MY!

Presentation slides

Policy & Advocacy 101

presentation slides

Handout 1 (Cooperative Network dispatch)

Handout 2 (Cooperative Network ENews)

Manufactured housing reform agenda

presentation slides

Handout 1 (Opportunity to Purchase Legislation proposed by Aeon and APAC)

Handout 2 (Right of First Refusal and Relocation Trust Fund summary changes - APAC)

Handout 3 (NCF 2018 Agenda Summary)

Handout 4 (Uniform Law Commission - Manufactured Housing Act Summary)

On the Path to Mindful Leadership

Handout 1 (Meditation Resources)

Telling Your story for impact

handout 1


Mileage Reimbursement Form