Training Seminars

Take part in one of HDS's regional training seminars covering topics from how to use HDS software to best practices in the housing industry.


Personalized how-to’s, quick fixes, and best practices with Leo Hirsch

Come visit HDS at the 28th annual AMERIND Risk Conference and Trade Fair in Portland, Oregon from September 16-18 and spend some time with Leo Hirsch, our Tribal Housing mad scientist, who will be on hand to provide expert guidance and advice to all comers. Whether you have questions about industry best practices or a specific problem that has been plaguing your housing authority, Leo will be happy to work with you, free of charge. So drop by and say hello or let us know you’ll be there in advance by sending us a message.

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Regional Training

Looking for something a little more personalized than our online resources but not as intense as our custom training sessions? HDS offers a variety of training seminars on a wide array of topics, from how to get the most out of your HDS system to industry best practices, tips, and tricks. To make these sessions as accessible to as many customers as possible, we hold them regionally on a regular basis. So keep an eye out or sign up to be on our regional training mailing list to find out when HDS will be in your neighborhood next. Interested in seeing HDS create a training seminar on a topic of particular interest to you? Send us a note and let us know!

2015 Training Sessions for Public Housing Authorities

HDS Training is coming your way!


We are hosting complimentary training for HDSWin.  The following are topics that shall be covered:


Day 1 – Public Housing

Waiting List – Actions – Reports – iPad Inspections with HDSEntry – Tenant Accounting


Day 2 – Section 8 

Waiting List – Reports – iPad Inspections with HDSEntry – Section 8


Bloomington, Minnesota                              August 25 – 26, 2015

Please contact Doug Chapiewsky for more information.

Past Events

How to Keep the Books: Completing a Proper Month End Close

NAIHC Annual Convention 2014, Kansas City, MO – A one day training session on the best practices for closing your books at the end of the month, from cleaning up Tenant Accounts Receivables to proper bank reconciliations. Presented by Leo Hirsch.

Regional Training Event – Oklahoma, May 21-22, 2014

A two part-session, this event included a training session specifically for executive directors reviewing how best to get the data they need from HDS in order to analyze the health of their housing authority. The second session consisted of a review of the entire HDS suite of software with a focus on maximizing its financial tools. Conducted at the Southern Plains Indian Housing Association by Leo Hirsch and Richard Wagner.

Regional Training Events – Albuquerque, NM, March 3-4, 2014 and Phoenix, AZ, March 6-7 2014

These two day training sessions (one at the AMERIND Risk Management Corporation in Albuquerque and one in Phoenix) focused on the HDS software suite, allowing us to train dozens of HDS users (from the very new to the most experienced user). Attendees were able to guide the presentation toward specific areas of interest or difficulty. Presented by Leo Hirsch and Richard Wagner.