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2020 Annual Conference: Sessions now available a la carte!

Access to the 12 Annual Conference learning sessions is now available to everyone,

in your choice of two ways: 


 

 

 

  • LIVE LAUNCH: Each Monday-Thursday beginning August 3, one of our 12 Conference sessions will be repeated daily. The presenter/s will "attend" their pre-recorded session (just as on the original Conference days), to answer your live chat questions in real time. You can also submit questions in advance. 
  • ON-DEMAND: We will record each of these 'launch day' sessions on the dates below, and release the full recording including Q&A afterward as an on-demand webinar.

 

EITHER WAY: Upon verification of attendance, you earn a CEU. 
(Access is non-transferable to other individuals. Presentations are not downloadable.)

COST: $35 chapter members/ $50 all others. 

 

Register here for any of the remaining 5 live sessions

(For on-demand sessions skip to the section below)

(full descriptions farther below)

 

Thursday, August 13 at 2:15 PM

  Who's Watching Who? Surveillance Cameras and the Law

Monday August 17 at 2:15 PM

Virtually There: Board, Membership & Committee Meetings and Violation Hearings in a COVID-19 World 

Tuesday, August 18 at 2:15 PM

A Fresh Look at Insurance Basics: Protecting Your Association Today

Wednesday, August 19 at 2:15 PM

Association Collection Strategies in the Age of COVID-19: Specific Strategies in the New Reality

Thursday, August 20 at 2:15 PM

Mischief Managed: Practical Solutions for Managing Association Mayhem 

 

To view on-demand webinars from Annual Conference click on your choice:

*All Session Descriptions: 

"A Fresh Look at Insurance Basics: Protecting Your Association Today"

Dawn Becker-Durnin, CIRMS (PeopleFirst Property & Casualty);
Scott Wheeler, CIC, CMCA, AAI, CPIA, CBIA, CAWC, ANFI AINS (SFI Group)
Moderator Andrew Bateman, CMCA, CIRMS (TriSure) 

Take a fresh look at the basics of insurance protections for community associations. In the current environment, managers' and board members' understanding of the scope and practicalities of your Directors & Officers, General Liability and other policies is more critical than ever. What are they intended to cover (or not cover), and how should that inform the decisions community leaders must make?         

 

 

"Virtually There: Board, Membership & Committee Meetings and Violation Hearings in a COVID-19 World
Jim Slaughter, CCAL Fellow (Law Firm Carolinas)


COVID-19 concerns and restrictions will eventually ease, but board member and homeowner interest in holding meetings and hearings online will not. But if meetings are online, how do you deal with specific issues such as owner participation in board meetings, membership meetings, proxies, and budget ratification? And what about violation hearings? This program will take a look at statutes that impact meeting electronically as well as bylaws or rules provisions that can help meetings be more legal and run more smoothly.

 

 

"Mischief Managed: Practical Solutions for Managing Association Mayhem" 
Cynthia Jones and Bob Dortch (Sellers, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons)

'Dysfunctional family' syndrome can hit community associations too. This session will explore practical and relational solutions for 'problem Board members' whose behavior may be questionable in either private meetings or in public arenas. We'll also cover how to deal with 'membership dysfunction,' whether on social media or personally, including when and how the association should get involved in setting appropriate boundaries.                  


 

"Bankruptcies: A Plain English Overview and Refresher for Today" 
Mike Hunter (Offit Kurman)

A plain-English overview of all the terms found in bankruptcy cases explaining the processes, parties, the differences between Chapters 7, 11 and 13, and what the management company and Board need to do when a bankruptcy notice is received.

 

 

 

"COVID Closures, Tired Tennis Courts and Rundown Recreational Areas" 
Lori Jones (Jordan Price)

In the ongoing pandemic, with “stay at home” and “safer at home” orders reigning, chances are you've had many (perhaps too many) conversations with residents about opening of your recreational areas.  As we have learned with COVID, there may be temporary or seasonal impediments to opening an amenity.  Who knew to budget for multiple, daily cleanings of pools? You may also have dealt with super-observant owners who now have time to focus on the state of some of your amenities. All of a sudden there is interest in the cracked, pine straw covered tennis court that that fell out of use ten years ago and became the local dog owner hangout. Over time, amenities and recreational facilities don’t always fare well. In some cases, interest wanes  In others, the legal documents may not provide an assessment method sufficient to support an amenity over an extended period of time … Hello, abandoned pool that can’t be opened due to lack of funding. What options does an association have? Can the amenities be closed – temporarily or permanently? Can the amenities be sold or converted to other uses? Who gets to decide? This session will explore the considerations boards should take into account when dealing with COVID closures and aging amenities.

 

"Reasonable Accommodation and Modifications under the FHA Today: Best Practices, Who's Entitled, and Who Pays?"
Steve Sellers (Sellers, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons)

This presentation will provide a usable overview of reasonable accommodations and modifications (“RA/RM”) under the FHA with an emphasis on the new support animal guidelines issued by HUD January 28, 2020.  Gain a better understanding of:
- What you may legally ask/require of requesting parties;
- Who is entitled to RA/RM;
- Best practices for investigating/documenting RA/RM requests;
- Determining whether a request for RA/RM is, in fact, reasonable under the law;
- Circumstances under which a request for RA/RM may safely be denied;
- Who pays?  

 

 

"Who's Watching Who? Surveillance Cameras and the Law"
Harmony Taylor (Law Firm Carolinas)

 

In this we'll discuss legal and practical considerations for communities related to the use of surveillance cameras and other emerging technologies by individuals and associations on private property and common areas. Harmony will cover privacy concerns, the pros and cons of this technology and best practices to keep your community safe and out of the headlines.

 

 

"Show Me the Money! How to Manage Reserves and Capital Repairs and Find Some Budget Help"

Kevin Giles, RS (Giles Flythe Engineers)

 

Associations are likely spending unanticipated money in response to the pandemic: cleaning/sanitizing common areas, additional communications, signage, attorney fees, pool staffing, etc. The income side of the budget has remained flat or possibly even reduced by an increase in delinquencies. What are some ways to save money in other areas of the budget including reserve contributions, and what are the future impacts? 

 

 

"A Blueprint for Ongoing Exterior Maintenance: How Often Should We Do What?"
Tyler Graybeal (Southern Outdoor Restoration)

 

What's the appropriate timing and cadence of various exterior maintenance services including pressure washing, gutter cleaning, pipe jetting, vinyl restoration? What factors are in play, and how do we weigh each of them to create a predictable schedule and budget? Join us for the "facts & fiction."     

 

 

"Don't Build That Wall:  Association Authority over Architectural Review and Rule Making"
James Todd and Adam Beaudoin (Ward and Smith) 

 

This sessions reviews the importance of proper procedural safeguards for Associations to avoid liability and properly enforce their architectural covenants.  Common problems addressed include "automatic approval" deadlines in covenants, owners who build before they submit an applications, and how Boards or ARC Committees should exercise their "aesthetic preference" discretion.

 

 

"How Trees Can Save the World: 12 Ways Communities Can Make a Difference and Save Money"
Basil Camu (Leaf & Limb)  

 


The figures vary, but something like 40% of all households in the US are managed by a community association. This is a lot of land under our management. The way we care for trees, soil, pests, and the landscape in general can have major implications for the health of our residents, communities, and planet as a whole. It can also affect community budgets and beauty. Join us to learn how we can care for our trees and landscape in a way that results in a triple win: good for our residents, good for our community budgets, and good for our planet.



"Association Collection Strategies in the Age of COVID-19: Specific Strategies in the New Reality"
Tim Sellers, CCAL Fellow (Sellers, Ayers, Dortch & Lyons)

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected American life like nothing else has in the last 100 years. While community associations must still provide services and “pay the bills,” there are new economic and legal challenges to their ability to collect the funds they desperately need. Traditional collection practices are not well suited for this new normal, and some may prompt governmental and judicial action that no association wants to see or can afford.  Only the associations willing to think differently and to adjust their policies and perspectives are likely to succeed. We’ll explore this new reality and talk about specific steps and strategies that will help associations stay financially afloat in these turbulent times.

 

more Calendar

8/17/2020
CONFERENCE SESSION WEBINAR "Meetings and Violation Hearings in a COVID-19 World"

8/18/2020
CONFERENCE SESSION WEBINAR: "A Fresh Look at Insurance Basics: Protecting Your Association Today"

8/19/2020
CONFERENCE SESSION WEBINAR: "Association Collection Strategies in the Age of COVID-19"

8/20/2020
CONFERENCE SESSION WEBINAR: "Mischief Managed: Practical Solutions for Managing Association Mayhem"

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