CAI presents our Fall, 2020 Managers Symposium. Due to the virtual nature of the event, the symposium will be presented in a unique format over the course of two separate days. Managers can earn up to 5 continuing education credits for attending this program. Three credits will be earned for attending live sessions over the course of the two day event, and can earn an additional one credit for each breakout session you view in the on-demand format.
To foster a climate of mutual respect and help community residents to explore areas of common ground despite their differences, CAI is encouraging all community associations to adopt a newly developed Civility Pledge to support the people who live and work in the millions of homeowners associations, condominiums, and housing cooperatives worldwide. A representative from CAI’s Government & Professional Affairs Department will discuss the importance of civility and how CAI’s newly developed Civility Pledge will serve as a model for community associations to foster a climate of open discussion, mutual respect, and tolerance between residents, guests, board and committee members, community association managers, staff members, business partners, and contractors.
Presenter: Dawn Bauman, Senior Vice President, Government & Public Affairs, Community Associations Institute
Micro Session I: Work / Life Balance
Why do we need a clear differentiation between the two? Certain times require our focus to shift from work to our everyday lives and vice versa. Let’s work towards a work life BLEND. It’s not about weathering the storm. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Presenter: Ryan Fleming, JGS Insurance
Micro Session II: Electronic Voting
As a result of COVID-19 related stay-at-home-orders and public gathering restrictions, associations have been forced to operate by written and electronic means. Boards have sought to take advantage of electronic voting technologies. This seminar will explore and analyze the authority of associations to conduct electronic voting, as well as the amendments or resolutions necessary to prevent procedural challenges.
Presenter: Stefan Richter, Esq, CCAL, Clemons Richter & Reiss, P.C.
Mock Trial: How to Prepare for a Deposition
Depositions tend to be a stressful experience for many witnesses. With proper preparation and an understanding of how to handle the questions posed and tactics used by your adversary, you will worry far less and get through it just fine. During this presentation, we will cover topics to give you the tools you need to handle your deposition like a professional.
Presenter: Jim McEvilly, Esq., Marcus & Hoffman
From Gibberish to Genius: Understanding Key Legal & Insurance Terms
When it comes to confusing jargon, insurance coverages, options, and terminology may seem daunting. but it doesn’t have to be. Join us for this session that will cut away the gibberish and make it all make sense.
Presenters: Robin Barlow, CIRMS, PeopleFirst Property & Casualty & Matthew C. Collins, Esq.,Stark & Stark
Closing Session: Lessons Learned - How We Navigated COVID-19
Join our panel of managers to learn and share stories about how managers, boards, and community associations have rallied together to navigate the most challenging moment in modern history. Come prepared to share your stories!
David Ingegneri CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Big Bass Lake Community Association
Suzanne Kulliver, Access Property Management, AAMC
Tonya Davenport, CMCA, AMS, CAMCO Management
Cassandra Ellison, MBA, Cobrin Properties