Innovative CEDAM Trainings – foreclosure and asset building

There are two upcoming CEDAM trainings in October. The first focuses on foreclosure and the second is centered around asset building. Both trainings are innovative and beneficial. If you are unable to attend but know someone who might wish to do so, please direct them to this blog.

Registration for either of the sessions is easy. To register, simply contact:

Jessica AcMoody
CEDAM Office Manager

CEDAM’s Foreclosure Intervention Tactics
October 20th in Lansing

This session is a must-attend for anyone with a foreclosure program or interested in starting foreclosure counseling at their agency. The session is on October 20th, there is no prerequisite to enroll, and the cost is $35 for CEDAM or Michigan Foreclosure Task Force members ($70 for non-members).

This day-long intensive session on Foreclosure Intervention focuses on community-based collaborative responses to the foreclosure crisis and what it takes to launch, support and sustain this type of effort. Participants will gain a better understanding of the role that perspective plays in building a successful coalition. You will learn about what agencies should take into consideration before adopting this approach as well as key success factors and a basic roadmap for moving from concept to reality. Participants will also learn about innovative approaches to foreclosure prevention/intervention, neighborhood stabilization and reuse of foreclosed properties from those who are leading these efforts in their respective areas of the state. For the agenda for this training, please click here (PDF).

The Foreclosure Innovation Tactics training is generously sponsored by CEDAM, MSHDA, State Farm and the Michigan Municipal League.

CEDAM’s Innovation in Asset Building Strategies
October 21st in Lansing

This session is a must attend for anyone currently engaged in Financial Counseling, IDA’s, Financial Literacy or an agency that is interested in beginning any of these programs. The session is on October 21st, there is no prerequisite to enroll, and the cost is $35 for CEDAM or Asset Building Policy Project members ($70 for non-members).

Re-Thinking Asset Building Strategies will provide a unique framework for re-thinking and improving current asset building programs by reframing misconceptions about the people our programs serve (using the tools of The Lies that Bind: The Legacy of the Locks program presented by Anneshia Freeman from Grand Rapids). Participants can expect a frank discussion/workshop designed to foster greater understanding of individuals’ saving decisions.  The session will also provide feedback for current asset building programs and share best practices from across Michigan. For the agenda for this training, please click here (PDF).