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The Role of Professionals in Collaborative Development — Webinar

April 14, 2021


7:00 PM

8:00 PM


April 14 | 7-8pm Eastern

The Role of Professionals in Collaborative Development

Join Katie McCamant, cofounder of the North American cohousing movement, and one of the most experienced and accomplished professionals in the field for this one-hour webinar.

We believe that authentic, collaborative communities have the power to change the world, but if we want to see that change we need to build more communities. And if we want to build more communities, we need more professionals working in the field. There are many different types of professionals involved in getting communities built; developers, marketers, attorneys, architects, builders, process facilitators, loan officers, and more.

It can be extremely confusing for both aspiring communities wondering why they need to hire professionals, and aspiring professionals wondering how to work effectively with these clients, while earning a living. During this hourlong webinar, Katie will give an overview of the role of various professionals in the world of collaborative development, the importance of expanding the professional world, and how people can begin working in the field.

This webinar will focus on:

  • The importance of community professionals
  • The various types of professionals
  • How to hire professionals or how to get hired
  • Becoming a professional in the world of collaborative development

Webinar Presenter

Katie McCamant

Katie is a licensed architect and coauthor of the authoritative book on cohousing, Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves, which introduced this housing model to North America. Katie co-founded McCamant & Durrett Architects / The CoHousing Company with Charles Durrett, in 1987, and partnered with developer Jim Leach, on numerous projects. Since then, Katie has designed and developed dozens of cohousing communities in the United States and Canada.

For the past decade, Katie has focused on the development side of cohousing projects. She has worked on all aspects of developing cohousing from project kick-off to move-in. Her expertise includes setting up project budgets, structure financing, and facilitating planning approvals, finding construction financing, contractor selection, construction management, marketing efforts, and community policy creation. She also works with groups to find appropriate development partners and then assists in structuring those partnerships.

Her newest venture is the 500 Communities Program, a yearlong training for passionate entrepreneurs who seek to devote themselves to building the next 500 cohousing communities while working collaboratively, supporting each other and making a good living.



Webinar — The Role of Professionals in Collaborative Development


Date: April 14th

Time: 7-8pm EST (see your local time)

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