Home ›› Education ›› University of Affordability

University of Affordability

Registration is now open! You can register at this link: University of Affordability Registration. For the session schedule and workshop descriptions, please click here.

The 2017 University of Affordability Conference will be held at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Michigan, September 20 – 21. Cinnaire’s University of Affordability Conference strives to cultivate the ongoing success of our industry by facilitating technical and operational educational development in a collaborative setting to enhance strong, agile teams.

This year we have partnered with Community Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) to provide you with a complete track of Energy Efficiency workshops. CEDAM is working with multiple energy efficiency and multifamily affordable housing stakeholder groups on Michigan Energy Efficiency for All (MEEFA) initiative. The goal of MEEFA is to improve energy efficiency in multifamily affordable housing developments across Michigan. Similar efforts are underway in other states, thanks to the generous support of the Energy Foundation. This track will provide participants with an introduction to energy efficiency topics, ranging from funding to benchmarking to working with energy efficiency contractors. Click here for the workshop schedule details.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Sarah Brabbs, author of So People Say You’re an Asshole: a Book for You, People Who Love You, and People Who Work with You

Sarah Brabbs, M.A., spends her time training, speaking and inspiring people to proactively improve their communications skills, experience immediate impactful change, and enjoy deeper, more meaningful and productive relationships both at work and at home. She has been referred to as a “catalyst for change.” Jody Heath, a VP at Manpower in Ann Arbor says this about Sarah: “I enjoyed the presentation so much that I attended it a second time to reinforce what I learned.”

Sarah is a professional speaker who works with the business community and individuals. A more detailed description of what she does can be found here.

  • Denise Stein, CEO, Art of Leadership Advisors

With nearly 30 years in the leadership consulting and executive coaching field, Denise Stein has worked with hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals, helping them to identify, engender, and achieve key corporate and individual goals.

As an entrepreneur and business consultant, Denise has participated in the evolution of business practices and mental models within client organizations and industries. After working with clients to establish clear Goals and Strategies, Denise helps executives and organizations anticipate key issues, identify and mobilize strengths, and implement practices to address ongoing challenges that organizations face. Denise’s executive coaching and leadership programs provide experiential learning, through which participants tap into their personal values and passion, create environments that promote teamwork, establish accountability structures, encourage creative problem solving, and open doors for natural leaders in the organization to emerge, producing sustainable, quantifiable results across the organization.

Other speakers include:

  • Elaine Simpson, Occupancy Solutions
  • Mark Cuckro, Service Team Training
  • Lori Hammond, Property Management Minutes
  • Jillian Toole, NOCC, HCCP, NCP, Novogradac & Company, LLP
  • Stan Hannah, Plante Moran
  • John Peterson, Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Lori Phillips-Steele, Corporation for Supportive Housing
  • Mark McDaniel, Cinnaire
  • And several Cinnaire professionals

Registration is now open! You can register at this link: University of Affordability Registration. For the session schedule and workshop descriptions, please click here.

For sponsorship opportunities and trade show information, please click here. Please contact Jennifer Calery to reserve your sponsorship and vendor booth: 517-896-0873.

Thank you to our sponsors!