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Please email if you have a Conflict of Interest Policy that you would be willing to share. Thanks!


Centers with Tenants on their Board of Directors
From Doug Vilsack on 1/13/16: Posner Center’s conflict of interest policy is different from other conflict policies because we expressly note that Tenant board members do not create a conflict, even though there is quite clearly a conflict of interest on it’s face. There’s really no other way around it than to acknowledge the conflict and then say it doesn’t matter. Tenant board members still have to vote on the budget, for instance, even though that has rent implications for their own org. (Policy available by request from Posner Center Executive Director)


Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Creating a positive work environment can sometimes be a challenge when dealing with the day to day stresses of your own work. But letting the little issues build up in a shared space is a detriment to all involved. Here are a few documents to let you know you are not alone, why it is important to address the little things, and how to accomplish that in a manner that builds everyone up.


Online Resource Center

NCN Webinar I The Collaboration Project: Tested Strategies to Build Collaboration in Shared Spaces

NCN’s Collaboration Project Publication
NCN Blog Post: 5 Tips for Building Your Shared Space Community Online
NCN Webinar | Authentic Tenant Engagement – What Works?
NCN – Building Blocks for Success – Building a Vibrant Tenant Community

Ask-NCN Live Blog Re-cap: Collaboration

NCN Blog Post: The Hierarchy of Needs of Tenant Partners in Shared Space


From Denver Shared Spaces’ Blog Entries: Lessons from the Brain Trust

March 2016 – To Policy or Not to Policy? (which includes this reference document as well)
April 2016 – Why Can’t You Just Act Right?
May 2016 – Building Trust in Your Center: A 3×3 Strategy


Building a stronger, livelier, and united community, see these pages:

Community Events – Themes & Strategies – for both within your shared space and outside with your community
Equitable, Inclusive Shared Spaces
Community Animation
Partnership Cultivation and Facilitation (Icebreakers)


Other hot topics:

Tenant Recruitment and Selection
Room Booking Etiquette

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