Events & Classes


2020 Pocono Managers Symposium

Friday, January 24, 2020
08:15 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Join the Pocono Mountains Regional Council for the annual Pocono Managers Symposium. Enjoy breakfast and networking with sponsors prior to three educational sessions designed to help you better manage your staff and community association.

Opening Session: Streamline Your Operations through Technology 

Speakers: Jessica Marvel, National Cooperative Bank; Marty Ehrlich, SouthData; Michael Pizzico, Homewise Docs

Every association needs technology to efficiently run business operations. But the choices can be overwhelming. There are five components that, when put together, can help associations and companies to run efficiently and securely. The software is the backbone of an organization, but there’s no one size fits all option. This session will help you do your homework on choosing and working with a software platform, integrating with a financial institution and ancillary companies for various association tasks, including preparation of closing documents, printing and mailing of coupons, statements, announcements and election notices, etc., to help you create a seamless operation in your community association.

Micro Session: Does Your D&O Cover Elections?

Speaker: Bob Travis, CIRMS 

Throughout the United States, without a doubt the most common Non-Monetary/Non-Pecuniary claims made on Directors‘ and Officers’ Liability Policies have been Architectural Guideline Claims/Disputes.  These are also referred to as Injunctive Relief Claims. 

In Northeast Pennsylvania, the most common claims of this type have been about Election Process Challenges/Errors. These challenges/errors stem from issues like incorrect handling of proxy ballots, improper counting of absentee ballots, improper mailing of election notices and non-compliance with proper election time frames. In this micro session we will review some actual case studies (names will be changed to protect the violators from embarrassment) to unveil the problems that can arise from not running elections properly.

Micro Session: Story Telling - Elections Gone Wrong

In this facilitated session, share your stories of elections and annual meetings gone wrong in small groups at your table. Discuss what happened and how the situation could have been improved. Select stories will be shared with the group at large.  

Closing Session: Rules of Conduct for Elections, Candidates, & Campaigning 

Speakers: Nick Haros, Esq., Young & Haros; David Martin, CMCA, AMS, Saw Creek Estates; Mike Sibio, CMCA, LSM, PCAM, Hemlock Farms CA

This panel discussion will help you learn all you need to know about handling nominations, recruiting board candidates, and setting and enforcing campaign rules so your next community association election will go off without a hitch.

When: 8:00 AM Registration table opens, networking and breakfast
8:45 AM to 12:00 PM Program and sessions

Where: Pocono Farms Country Club, 7000 Lake Road, Tobyhanna, PA 18466
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Early Bird Registration* (by January 18):
CAI Members $45; Non-members $65.
Additional fees apply after January 18.

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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  (3) 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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