Events & Classes


2021 Delaware Virtual Board Leadership Development Workshop

Monday, October 11, 2021 - Tuesday, October 12, 2021
01:30 PM - 05:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Registration deadline is September 29, 2021 so CAI can ship course materials to attendees.

Please note this course does not apply to Delaware's voluntary civic associations.

This course is presented in conjunction with the Delaware Office of the Common Interest Community Ombudsperson.

CAI's Board Leadership Development Workshop teaches you how to communicate with association residents, hire qualified managers and service providers, develop enforceable rules, interpret governing documents and more. It provides a comprehensive look at the roles and responsibilities of community association leaders and conveys information to help create and maintain the kind of community people want to call home.

Community association board members and volunteer leaders step up to take on positions of service and responsibility. They’re expected to anticipate issues, solve problems, meet the expectations of their residents and protect property values.

The workshop will teach you how to become a more successful board member and how you can recruit and support new volunteers. You’ll learn the role of the board, the president and other leadership positions, and you’ll identify effective ways to work with professional managers and service providers.

This will be a two part virtual event series. Participants will use Zoom to attend the virtual workshop and materials will be shipped to your home. 

The following modules will be presented during the 2 day event:

  • Governing Documents & Roles and Responsibilities
  • Professional Advisers & Service Providers
  • Communications, Meetings & Volunteerism
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management
  • Association Rules & Conflict Resolution

The workshop is the first step in achieving CAI's Board Leadership Certificate.


The workshop includes a toolbox of support materials:

  • The Board Member Toolkit, a best-selling book from CAI Press
  • The Board Member Toolkit Workbook
  • Brochures and publications, such as The Homeowner & the Community Association
  • A copy of CAI’s award-winning Common Ground™ magazine


Gail Tarlecki, CMCA, GET Property Management
Chad Toms, Esq., Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP


This is a multi-day event on Monday, October 11th & Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
The class will take place from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM on both days. There will be a fifteen minute break on each day of this virtual event.


Zoom. The Zoom meeting invitation will be sent to all registrants upon registration.

Participants must be registered by September 29th in order for staff to have time to ship course materials.

CAI Members - $40; Non-members $45
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REGISTER NOW (The registration deadline for this event was September 29, 2021 due to material shipping deadlines).