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Training & Technical Assistance

Training & Technical Assistance

Training Events & Networking Meetings

The State Support Organization offers development and capacity building opportunities for Iowa and the surrounding region. These events include a statewide conference and  1-2 day workshops, and other training events. Several times a year, Habitat Iowa hosts meetings of affiliates leaders from the region to share best practices, dissect challenges, and improve our effort to provide affordable housing to Iowa families.

Technical Assistance

Our office facilitates strategic planning, resource development, and capacity building technical assistance for Iowa affiliates. Some of our services include:

  • Board Boot Camp & Orientation 
    • Whether you have a class of new directors or just need to brush up on their duties and responsibilities, SSO staff can attend a monthly meeting or schedule a special session to present best practices in governance.
       
  • Strategic Planning/Board Retreats
    • We've worked with several affiliate to help them align the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate's vision for their service area with the HFHI Global Strategic Plan. As trained facilitators, we'll help you with a plan to build your capacity and better serve the Habitat mission.
       
  • Policy Review and Recommendation
    • Are you up to date with the latest best practices for a Habitat affiliate? Our office can walk with you through the policies required and suggested by HFHI and the IRS, and other regulators.
       
  • Custom Consultation
    • We're here to support Iowa affiliates with whatever they need! More volunteers? More lumber? More donations? The State Support Organization will help you tackle any challenge in the world of Habitat, large or small. 
  • First Congretional Church
  • AmeriCorps
  • Volunteer Iowa
  • IFA
  • John Deere
  • Martha-Ellen
  • Alliant
  • Rotary
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