Events & Classes


2018 Managers Winter Symposium

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
08:30 AM - 01:15 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Join us for our first Managers Symposium for 2018. This event will provide community association managers with the opportunity to learn from multiple educational sessions and speakers. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and the ability to network with sponsors and industry colleagues.

8:30 AM - Breakfast & Mini Trade Show with Sponsors

Speakers & Sessions

9:15 AM Opening Session: Toss the Box, It's Time For New Ways Of Thinking...What does the next generation of a Community Association Manager Look Like and How Will They Function?

The community association management profession is changing. The work environment, work hours, level of respect and elevating the importance of what managers do must also change. Readily available research from the CAI Research Foundation can help shape decisions that are based on real facts and findings. This presentation will provide attendees with real concrete numbers and specific suggested changes that can be made today in order to continue your professional growth as a community association manager.

Speaker: Stephen Gothard, East Hill Property Management 

10:10 AM - Breakout sessions A

Choose one:

Session 1: Be a Macro Manager; Not a Micro Manager

Speaker: Kevin McGrath, PCAM, Benjamin Cobrin & Co.

Are you a micro manager? Do you sweat the small stuff and struggle to gain control over the big picture? Do you have issues trusting your staff and volunteers to get the job done? Even if you don’t fit into this category, or don’t want to admit that you do, you’ll benefit from Kevin's years of experience as a community association manager and management company executive. Topics that will be addressed during this session include:

  • Defining Micro and Macro Management
  • Historical Examples of Macro Managers
  • Macro Management Insights and Leadership Strategies
  • Transitioning from a Micro Manager to Macro Manager

Session 2: Interpreting & Editing Governing Documents

Speaker: Marshal Granor, Esq., CCAL, Granor & Granor PC

Some association boards want to rewrite their governing documents immediately after developer transition. Is this really necessary? Some associations never consider updating decades-old documents. Should they? Some boards read and interpret their documents? Do they need legal advice? Some property managers suggest document edits and resolutions? Are they allowed to do this? We will address these questions as we work together through real governing document clauses, including the speaker's unique perspective as a community association attorney, former developer, former board member, and former association manager.

11:10 AM - Breakout Sessions B

Choose one:

Session 1: Stormwater Pond Regulations: Staying Compliant While Saving Money Through Proactive Measures

Speaker: Gavin Ferris, SOlitude Lake Management

Stormwater systems and BMPs provide the essential collection of sediment, organic debris, animal waste, fertilizers and nutrient-rich other runoff, making it critically important to ensure your structure is in compliance with local, state and federal stormwater regulations, rain or shine. Audience members will learn about the different stormwater components, as well as the best strategies to prevent structural problems, prolong costly dredging and avoid expensive fines.

Session 2: The Dos and Don'ts of Due Process - Ways to Strengthen Your Internal Enforcement Proceedings

Speaker: Gregory D. Malaska, Esq., Young & Haros

This presentation will discuss the fundamentals of due process, its statutory requirements, and the need for clear guidance in a community’s governing documents. It will also provide guidance on how to create a new enforcement policy. The presentation will pose several questions/issues to the audience, which will facilitate answers that compose the framework of the policy. Proposed questions will deal with: fact gathering, clarity of documents, adoption of policy, interaction with bylaws, citation forms, timing, use of counsel, hearing procedure, fairness, hearing committees, appeals, Court remedies, and defining goals.  This format will be informative, thought provoking, and interactive.

12:15 PM - Lunch & Closing Session

The Future is in Your Hands: Strategic Planning for the 21st Century Board

Paul Grucza, CMCA, AMS, PCAM,

As a manager, we all know that for many community volunteers , board service can be keenly rewarding and can assist a community in achieving its goals.  Beyond the regular board meeting, the board and its manager must look 5, 10, 20 years into the future to assure the community will meet the needs of an ever-changing resident landscape.  It is essential to understand the future planning needed for community success.  In this session, participants will be given tools to recognize community needs, take the vision created and place it into action and lay a foundation for the successful future of the community and all its participants.”

Where: Blue Bell Country Club; 1800 Tournament Drive, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Early Bird Registration* (by February 13):
CAI Manager and Homeowner Members - $49; Non-members $59.
CAI Business Partner Members - $59; Non-members $69
*Additional fees apply after February 13.

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This course is approved by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill continuing education requirements for the CMCA® certification.  This course will earn managers  (4) continuing education credit hours, which also help satisfy the requirements to apply for the PCAM designation.

This Program is Generously Sponsored By:
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