Events & Classes


2021 Fall Managers Symposium

Wednesday, October 06, 2021
08:00 AM - 01:30 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


All community association managers are invited to CAI's Fall Managers Symposium. Reconnect with colleagues, visit with sponsors, and earn 4 continuing education credits from a variety of educational sessions.

8:00 AM: Registration, Breakfast and Sponsor Networking


8:45 AM: Opening Session: Level Up and Change the Game

Presented by Tom Willis, AMS, PCAM, Association Bridge, LLC
Those of us who serve and lead community associations can shoot ourselves in the foot without realizing it, even in the best of times. Nearly two years of crisis and cortisol have both brought out the best in us and called out our worst. What can we learn from the experience? What basics have we forgotten? How can we apply that knowledge to adjust our mindset and practices? Let’s pause and reflect so that we can benefit not only those we serve and work with, but also ourselves and the people most important to us.  

9:45 to 10:15 AM: Micro Session 1 - Legislative Update

Hear from representatives from CAI's Legislative Action Committees (LAC) for a brief overview of what’s happening in your state capital. Carl Weiner, Esq., CCAL, PA LAC Delegate, will present the PA legislative update. The NJ legislative update will be presented by Jon Katz, Esq., President of the CAI Keystone Chapter.

10:15 to10:30: Coffee Break with Sponsors


10:30 to 11:30 AM Breakout Sessions: Choose One


Session 1 - Beginner topic: Community Association Law for Beginners 

Presented by Carl Weiner, Esq., CCAL, Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin
Whether you’re new to the world of community associations or just need to brush up on your knowledge, join College of Community Association Lawyers fellow Carl N. Weiner, Esq., CCAL as he takes you through the basics. From the hierarchy of documents to basic legal principles, to an overview of Pennsylvania’s common interest ownership statues.  

Session 2 - Advanced Topic: Show Me the Money: Advanced Collection Procedures for Community Managers

Presented by Jonathan Katz, Esq., Hill Wallack & Michelle Stranen, Esq., Marcus & Hoffman
You’ve sat through several collection 101s and maybe even a few collection 201s. Been there, done that. Still haven’t been able to collect from Mr. Jones? This is the session for you… 
This advanced breakout session is for more seasoned managers who have a working knowledge of community association collections. Michelle Stranen, Esq. and Jonathan Katz, Esq. will discuss collection topics including foreclosure, bankruptcy, obtaining and collecting judgments on that difficult owner, and how the pandemic has affected all of the above. And not to worry, we will cover the laws on both sides of the river (PA & NJ).

11:30 to 11:45 Coffee Break with Sponsors


11:45 to 12:15 Micro Session 2: Storytelling – Election & Annual Meeting Horror Stories

Virtual or not, community association elections and annual meetings can be pretty scary sometimes. Neighbors running against each other for the board. Irate owners questioning the budget and assessment increases. Public forums run amok! Share your annual meeting horror stories in small group sharing sessions, then share your best story with the audience. The best horror story will win a Halloween themed gift basket!

12:15 to 1:30 Lunch & Closing Panel Discussion

Silver Linings Playbook

  • Cathy Dunn, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, representing the Large Scale Community sector; 
  • Marc Levinson, CMCA, AMS, representing the high rise building sector; 
  • Rosy Brophy, CMCA, AMS, Access Property Management, representing the Portfolio manager and active adult community sectors
  • Jeffrey S. Krimstock, CMCA, AMS, President, Cobrin Properties, representing the management company sector
  • Moderated by Tom Willis, AMS, PCAM, Association Bridge, LLC
It’s not quite the same as spending a year in a mental hospital, is it? After a year in quarantine and isolation, our panelists venture back out into the post-Covid world in search of the new normal. What will they find?
Join our moderated talk-show discussion of lessons learned from the last year and the transition to the post-Covid world. Our guests will have a frank discussion about a few good things that came out of the pandemic that are worth keeping, such as virtual board meetings, electronic voting, changes to amenities and use of common spaces, how communities banded together to build community, and any other topics the panelists and audience want to address. A Q&A with the audience will follow. 

Where: Green Valley Country Club, 201 Ridge Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA

Covid-19 Event Code of Conduct

As of August 16, 2021, the chapter has adopted a Covid Code of Conduct for Events. Whenever you register for an event, you agree to abide by the terms of this Code of Conduct, including wearing of masks at indoor events. Click here for the Covid-19 Code of Conduct for Events.

Early Bird Registration* (by September 28th*):
Register early as space is limited for this program.

$69* manager members / $89 non-members
$79* business partner members / $99 non-members
* Indicates early registrations rates for manager only; business partners pay an additional fee. Rates increase after September 28, 2021.  Want to save on registration fees? Click Here to learn more about CAI and Join Now!


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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 four (4) continuing education credit hours, depending on sessions attended, which also help satisfy the requirements to apply for the PCAM designation.

This Program is Generously Sponsored By:

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