This program provides a comprehensive approach to professional development for housing authority executive directors. Sponsored by the Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) in partnership with the Center for Government Services at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, it has helped participants from around the country stay current with industry standards and gain new insight into the profession for more than a decade.
Classes reinforce the technical, managerial, and strategic competencies required of a successful executive director, blending theoretical concepts with practical problem-solving techniques. The program examines critical functions that serve to define the executive director’s position and provides a structured environment in which mid-career professionals can hone their management skills and enhance their knowledge.
The 10-course curriculum is modeled after the New Jersey Local Housing Authority and Redevelopment Agency Training Program developed by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. The PHADA/Rutgers program has been modified to meet the needs of a national audience, under the direction of PHADA’s Professional Development Committee.
Registration is open to housing authority executive directors and staff only, and commissioners are not eligible to participate. Courses are offered three times per year in conjunction with PHADA’s commissioners, national, and legislative conferences. Participants should be able to complete the entire series within 18 months if enrollment is uninterrupted. There is no time restriction associated with the program.
PHADA permits participants to complete up to three (3) of the 10 courses in New Jersey, where they are offered as part of the NJ Local Housing Authority and Redevelopment Agency Training Program. The EDEP courses with NJLHARA Training Program equivalency are identified in the descriptions below.
- Join other directors from around the country in this high-quality program
- Gain increased prestige and recognition from their peers
- Network with other senior housing authority officials
- Support the professionalization of the industry
Registration is open to housing authority executive directors and staff only, and commissioners are not eligible to participate. PHADA accepts registrations on a first-come, first-served basis until maximum enrollment is reached. Class size is restricted to 40 registrants to allow ample opportunity for discussion. No on-site registrations are accepted.
For those who are not interested in obtaining a certificate, registration for individual courses may be possible on a “space available” basis. Please call 732-932-3640, ext. 654, to discuss this option before registering for any courses.
For all others, registration information is available on the PHADA website, approximately three months prior to each set of training dates. Participants may register on-line using a credit card, or print out the online registration form and send it with the required payment to:
Executive Director Education Program
511 Capital Court, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4937
Registrations also may be faxed to 202-543-4381. Faxed registrations must include credit card payment information.
For more information about the conferences and how to register, call PHADA at 202-546-5445.
Withdrawal requests must be submitted to PHADA in accordance with the deadline posted on the PHADA website.