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2021 State of the Industry Virtual Event

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
08:30 AM - 11:15 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Join CAI for our annual State of the Industry program, hosted by the Philadelphia Regional Council. Members from all across the chapter are invited to participate in this signature virtual event.

Opening Session: Building Consensus on Major Community Challenges

Presenters: Bill McMahon and Jeff Evans, LSM, PCAM, McMahon Communities

Major challenges arise over time in most Planned Communities. Once a proposed solution to the major challenge is determined, how can an association build consensus with its property owners in order to garner the support necessary to move forward on implementing the proposed solution?
Learning Objectives:
  1. Demonstrate how to get resident’s support by involving then in the solution planning process.
  2. Demonstrate how to involve residents and utilize their input to build support for resolving a major Community challenge or challenges.
  3. Demonstrate the benefits and results of Comprehensive strategic and facility planning that develop funding programs that permits an Association to step up and address the challenges that their Board and Management face.

Closing Session: From Privilege to Progress - Desegregating the Public Conversation about Race and Racism

Presenters: Michelle Saahene and Melissa DePino, From Privilege to Progress

Melissa DePino and Michelle Saahene met at Starbucks in Philadelphia on April 12, 2018. They connected after witnessing two innocent Black men being arrested for not buying a coffee. What happened next sparked a national conversation about race in America. 

Michelle was the first person to speak up, and Melissa tweeted the video, which went viral with over 13 million views. It took their cohesive effort—a Black woman and a white woman standing up to racism—to set off an international story that sparked the dialogue on what racism looks like today. P2P_Speakers

Together they started From Privilege to Progress, a national movement to desegregate the public conversation about race and racism. The movement calls on all Americans to join on the path to antiracism by learning, speaking up in their everyday lives and amplifying the voices of people of color.

Melissa and Michelle continue the conversation they started that day through social media campaigns and as speakers who create awareness and inspire action toward racial justice. During this session, they will briefly recount their lived experiences related to the Starbucks incident and its implications for understanding what racism looks like today. They will follow with a moderated full group conversation about the importance of individual change and the ways in which it creates a culture of authentic inclusion and diversity in the workplace, a healthy and profitable business, and a more equal and just society. Empathy, active listening, reflection and reframing will be essential elements of the discussion.

When: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Where: Virtual Zoom 

Early Bird Registration* (by April 20th):
Managers - $39 CAI Members; Non-members $59 
Homeowners - Free for CAI Members; Non-members $29
Business Partners - $49 CAI Members; Non-members $69
Additional fees apply after April 20th.

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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  (2) continuing education credit hours, which also help satisfy the requirements to apply for the PCAM designation. ‚Äč                                                                                              

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