Here are some non-SCCA events that we think might be of interest to our association members. The list begins with Board Member Certification Classes, followed by Other Events, which includes other scheduled classes and watch now/anytime classes.
Scheduled Upcoming Webinars/Classes:
Leland Management is pleased to offer this complimentary webinar for Board Member Certification. This course meets Florida State requirements for new Board Member certification and is also ideal for anyone looking for the knowledge and tools necessary to make their job as a Board Member easier. Course, materials, and certificates are provided at no cost.
Join us on August 11th, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM ET
Important Topics for Board Members:
Duties of the Board
Running Effective Meetings
Budgeting & Financials
Presented by Jeff Gay, Director at Leland Management
You’re Invited! – FREE Board Certification Course – Aug 24, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT
Watch Now or Anytime:
Provider #0000811 | Course #9630016 | 2 ELE Credits
If you are planning to serve on your homeowner association board, you probably know that you will need to comply with Florida’s certification requirements within 90 days of being elected.
Our HOA Board Certification class is designed to satisfy the statutory requirement so that you are eligible to serve. More importantly, it will provide the tools and information you need to perform your job well and to avoid any potential liability associated with your new role.
- Defining your fiduciary duty
- Analyzing association operations
- How to properly maintain the association’s books and records
- The pros and cons of alternative dispute resolution
- Avoiding common election pitfalls
- Preparing budgets and funding reserves
- Understanding financial reporting requirements
- Assessing insurance needs for common areas
- Defusing conflict within the community
Scheduled Upcoming Webinars/Classes:
Communicating with a Multi-Generation Board & HOA
Are you finding it harder and harder to get your HOA Board or residents to communicate? Are some residents complaining that the board isn’t keeping them informed whereas others are saying stop sending emails? Did you know that we have 5 generations in the workforce and 6 generations in the home? If you are looking for clues on how to open the lines of communication with your multi-generational board or homeowners’ association, this is the class for you! This class will show you the gaps between the generations and help you open communication with everyone from your residents to vendors to the board. This course is being presented by Connie Lorenz from Asphalt Restoration Technology Systems.
Join us on August 10th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m ET.
Maintaining and contributing to Reserve funds (“Reserves”) are specifically designated within the Florida Statutes as a means of planning and preparing financially for maintenance, repair, and replacement of common area assets in a community association. Separate from an association’s Operating account, Reserve accounts are to be used for specific types of expenses, and not commingled with the association’s normal Operating account. This course will review the Florida Statutes pertaining to reserves, explain the reasoning and purpose for separating the two types of accounts, and discuss best practices for budgeting. In addition, the course will discuss what a reserve study is, and how such studies are used during an association’s budget planning process. Participants will be instructed on National Reserve Study Standards, and will learn the potential negative outcomes for associations that do not keep adequate Reserve funds.Property Managers who attend will receive 1 CEU in the IFM category.
SB-4D: New Condominium Legislation Related to Surfside
Recently our legislators met during a special legislative session to discuss amending statutory provisions related to insurance. Unexpectedly and at the last minute, Surfside legislation related to condominiums was added to the bill and passed into law, effective immediately on May 26, 2022. These new statutory changes created mandatory deadlines for building safety inspections called “Milestone Inspections” for buildings 25 to 30 years in age. It also created mandatory reporting requirements to the DBPR for all condominiums before January 1, 2023. Finally, all condominiums regardless of age must obtain a “Structural Integrity Reserve Study”, a completely new concept in the industry. Dara Haggerty of Martell and Ozim, P.A. discusses the legal implications of this new law and what condominiums must start doing now to become compliant.
Join us on August 17th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m ET.
Electronic Voting: Vendor, Vote & Value
We will review the process of selecting the correct vendor and service level for voting in your community, preparations before the vote, and the value of making the transition to electronic voting. This presentation will apply to both Homeowner and Condominium Associations. This webinar is presented by Vote HOA Now.
Join us on August 23rd, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m ET.
Condo Association Elections – Organizing and Operating a Drama-Reduced and Legally Compliant Election
This webinar will provide a walkthrough of the condominium election process from beginning to end. Topics include determining the number of candidates, preparing your notices, and running the election on the big night. We will also cover how to handle circumstances where you do not have enough candidates or ballots cast to hold an election. Presented by Patrick Burton of Orlando Law.
Join us on September 7th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m ET.
Diagnosing Landscape Issues
This webinar will provide an in-depth look at plant pests and explains the difference between signs and symptoms of an infestation/infection in the landscape. This course covers 8 key steps in the diagnostic process. Presented by John Dougherty of Juniper Landscaping.
Join us on September 14th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Click here to register.
Advanced Guarding Methods
The Advanced Guarding Methods class focuses on the concept of remote guarding and how it is applied in communities and businesses. The course reviews the benefits of evolving technology and how to adapt. By the end of the course, attendees should know more about virtual guarding and how it works, how this type of technology is used in different industries, and understand where/how remote guarding may apply to their work, community, or everyday experiences. Presented by Bill Ford and Brie Shouppe of Envera Systems.
Join us on September 21st, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Click here to sign up.
Watch Now or Anytime Online Classes:
Florida Association News Blog
Click “HERE” and check long list of topics under “Past Educational Webinars”.
Click “HERE“ for Full Descriptions and Links to the following “Watch Now” classes:
- Disaster Preparedness & Recovery: Are you Ready to Weather the Storm?
- Understanding Our “Bylaws” – A Primer on Association Governing Documents
- Anatomy of a Water Leak
- Is a “No Pet” Building a Thing of the Past?
- How to Properly Run an Election
- Budgeting & Reserves
- Covering your Assets – How to Avoid Board Member Liability
- Collections and Foreclosures Strategies for Community Associations
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Construction Projects Gone Wild
- 2021 Legal Update
- Condo Construction Defects 101
- Top 10 Manager Do’s and Don’ts
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