Resolving Disputes in your Co-op - CHF BC Spring Education Conference 2017

When should the co-op get involved (or not) in member conflicts? We’ll explore a new approach based on Model Rules 2.0. We will also look at what gets in the way of effective responses to conflict and review the best options for resolving disputes.

When asked if they have successfully resolved the majority of member conflicts over the past thirty years, most co-ops respond with a resounding “No”.  The Model Rules 2.0 offers a different approach to resolving disputes in your co-op.  We will explore when to involve the co-op in a dispute and when not to.  We will also look at what gets in the way of effective responses to conflicts and review the options that are available to co-ops for the resolution of disputes.


Facilitator: Chris Whyte
Chris is a registered social worker with a Masters’ Degree in Conflict Management and Analysis and lives in False Creek Housing Co-op. Chris has been a Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC) Education Program consultant since 2007 and focuses on mediation and conflict resolution services. He has assisted co-ops resolve participation, parking and pet policy challenges, and has facilitated difficult conversations among members, boards and committees. Chris also has expertise in the topic of mental health in co-op communities.

Length: 
3-hour
Date(s): 
April 1, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:30pm
Topic: 
Co-op basics
Type: 
Not Portable